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UCU members reception Wednesday 25th September, 16.00 – 17.00 Anderson Room (Library Top Floor)

You are warmly invited to attend a UCU members reception, tea, coffee and cakes will be provided and it will be a chance to take a breath and catch up with colleagues.

The recent consultative ballot on pay indicated a clear majority for rejecting the pay offer of 1% and a majority for both action short of a strike and strike action.  The upshot of this is a statutory ballot where you will be asked to cast your vote again to either accept or reject the pay offer and the industrial action you would be willing to take.  Mary Senior (Scottish Official) will attend the reception and discuss the background to the pay negotiations, what your vote will mean and answer any questions you might have.

The ‘full and final’ offer on pay is for an increase across all pay points of 1%. Set against current RPI of 3.1%, the employers are offering real-terms pay cut for the fourth year in succession and are, once again, refusing to negotiate at a national level on a range of issues in respect of UCU equality policy.

There will also be an update on the proposed changes to academic titles.

Details of the reception are below.  For catering purposes please email  (c.m.ure@hw.ac.uk) if you would like to attend.

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