USS pensions update: new proposal sent to UCU members — March 27, 2018

USS pensions update: new proposal sent to UCU members

The Universities UK (UUK) board has put forward a proposal aimed at resolving the pension dispute. This has been sent to University and College Union (UCU) members, along with a message from Sally Hunt, UCU general secretary. Continue reading

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Pension strikes – what’s been happening and what happens next – message from the IWGB — March 2, 2018

Pension strikes – what’s been happening and what happens next – message from the IWGB

Hi all,

I am just writing to give a quick update on the pension strikes.

The story so far…

 As you are hopefully aware, big changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pensions were announced at the end of January, which would mean an end to the defined benefit scheme and a probable loss of at least 40 per cent in the value of pensions going forward. It is a near certainty that SAUL would have been next. Continue reading