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Industrial Action Consultation

Please ensure you take part in the consultation about possible industrial action.


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USS ballot - please use your vote before May 30th, 5 pm

Thousands of members have already contacted UCU to register their vote
on the employers' proposals to change our USS pension fund. Have you
voted yet?

You can vote online now by going to:

All you need is your membership number

My recommendation is that you vote YES to SUPPORT the union and YES to
REJECT the employers' proposal to create a two-tier pension scheme.

First teaching job losses confirmed

Today Aston confirmed the redundacy in Audiology amonst teaching staff. The University has linked this to the financial situation. UCU tried hard to get the University to rethink this step, but they were unwilling to do so.

Protect your Pension

Please ensure you vote in the pensions consultation. All our futures are potenially at stake. Please go to and click on th elinks for informationa and voting (your membership number is neede to vote).


As most of you will know, the University Nursery has been under threat since they were given notice to leave the premises by Mathew Boulton College. UCU has been campaigning around keeping the University and we are waiting to hear the proposals. If you have not done so already please email Adele MacKinlay or your UCU Vice-Chair, Gargi
Bhattacharyya ( to offer your support for keeping the Nursery.