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Joint UCU UNITE GMB meeting about redundancies: The report

G11 at 1.00 was the place to be on Tuesday. It was the time and place when all the campus unions, UNITE, GMB, UCU, and Aston Students Union, met in a large and vociferous turnout to discuss the threat to Aston University jobs and services.

Aston redundancies in the news

Aston UCU Branch Committee has been busy publicising the threat to jobs and services at our university. See an article in the Times Higher and one in the Birmingham Mail. The original press release is attached to this post.

West Midlands Black Members network Inaugural Meeting

Tues 28 April 6-8PM,
UCU, 2nd Floor, Alpha Tower, Suffolk Street Queensway,
Birmingham B1 1TT

Guest Speaker: Eleanor Smith, TUC West Midlands Regional Vice Chair

USS consultation

The changes to the USS scheme agreed at the JointNegotiating Committee are now subject to a statutory consultation. Aston University will be circulating information from USS on how scheme members can provide feedback, with links to enable online responses from Monday 16 March. We would encourage members to read the document attached to this post because it provides information that may help responses to each of the online questions.

Research grant application writing – 20 April, Birmingham

UCU members can attend a free workshop on writing successful research grant applications. There is one coming up shortly in Birmingham and more information can be found from the following link: