You will know that the USS pension scheme has been under negotiation for some time now and the UCU has been working hard to maintain benefits in difficult circumstances. A national meeting has been called for September 18th and the UCC would like branches to feed views into it. A briefing document is attached to this news item and we would be very grateful for your responses by Monday 14th September so that we can collate them in time. An email has been sent out to all members and you can reply to that with your comments. Alternatively, contact Pam Lowe, who has kindly agreed to organise our response for the national meeting. Her details can be found from the Key Contacts menu item. Some brave people might even want to add a comment to this article, bearing in mind that anyone can read them of course.