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EGM to discuss pay and pensions

Members voted to reject last years 0% offer on pay and lack of movement on equalities and workload. This year’s offer is little better. For BME, disabled, part-time and female members of staff, the same pay inequalities persist and are exacerbated.

On pensions, the UUK consultation has just completed and employers have supported cutting our future pension benefits and starting a second rate scheme for lower paid staff, which will undermine the current scheme and set up two tiers of employment. UUK persist in claiming the cut to our pensions will *only* be 12%. This is a misrepresentation, with the indexation cap the reduction is approaching a whopping 25% alongside a real reduction in what employers are paying into our pensions that is the same as a cut in our pay. This is alongside the continued real terms cuts to our pay. Employers propose slashing our benefits and taking none of the pain themselves. USS have signalled they may accept the UUK offer to cut our benefits but probably not as the contribution rate that UUK has proposed. Pay more get less pension at the same time do more work get less pay.

Save the date

Our EGM is on Wednesday June 30th from 01:15-02:15 PM. This is your chance to ask questions and also make your views known about what action UCU should take. Please put it in your calendar.

To join the meeting please use the Zoom link which has been sent to all HWUCU members by email. If you require a reminder, please contact Juergen Munz at Juergen.Munz@hw.ac.uk.

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