At yesterday’s packed branch meeting we had a lengthy discussion of the current plans for USS, and a talk from UCU Chair Tim Hall about the national UCU strikes planned in opposition to the pension changes.

The room was uniformly against the proposals and a large majority voted in favour of supporting the UCU strike action, which will begin on 22 February.

The IWGB has written to Kim Frost to confirm that non-UCU members will be able to refuse to cross picket lines without repercussions, and we will publish his response as soon as we have it.

An all-staff meeting to discuss pensions and strikes is planned for 12 February – more details to follow!