Lancaster University & College Union

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Extraordinary General Meeting - Employment Policies

Date: Friday 11th July
Time: 12.30 - 1.00
Venue: Bowland North SR23

There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting of Lancaster UCU on Friday 11th July 2014 at 12.30-1.00pm in Bowland North SR23. Members will be asked to vote on whether to accept the following proposed employment policies:

Lancaster UCU Pensions Advice and Briefing Session

Date: Friday 11th July
Time: 1.00 - 2.00 (Open Briefing)
Venue: Bowland North SR23

UCU pensions expert, Chris Mason, will provide an overview of the current pension schemes (USS and LGPS) and recent changes. Your pension is a valuable and important part of your employee benefits package. Come along, ask the expert and find out more about your pension.

All members are invited to the Open Briefing Session, any enquiries please to Louise Banton

Lambeth College

Following the overwhelming ballot result, in which 89% of members voted (turnout 71.5%) to take indefinite strike action in a bitter dispute over proposals to impose inferior contracts, UCU members at Lambeth college are now out on indefinite action.

We are asking all members who are able, to PLEASE donate to the UCU fighting fund.

We are also asking all members to please sign the petition to defend Lambeth College UCU.

Please see: further information.


Dispute ends after members vote to accept offer from the employers.

In the ballot, 83.7% of members who voted, voted to accept the offer and call off the marking boycott. The turnout was 52.6%. The union's higher education committee met on 2 May to consider the ballot result and confirmed that the dispute is over and the marking boycott off.

The 2014-15 offer

The employer's full and final offer is:

  • 2% on all pay spine points with effect from August 2014
  • point 1 (the lowest point) of the pay spine to be increased by an additional 30 which will be the equivalent of the living wage in those institutions with a 35-hour week
  • joint work to explore the use of the bottom pay points across the sector
  • both sides remain committed to explore the pay equality claims which will be addressed at next New JNCHES meetings on 24 April and 20 May.

The final offer of 2% from August 2014 is in addition to last year's offer of 1% from August 2013, and was conditional on the current 2013/14 dispute ending.

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