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Pay Ballot – FAQs

A 2% pay rise. Sounds good to me. This is a pay cut for the ninth year running. Whichever inflation measure you use (CPIH is 2.3%; RPI is 3.2%) we’re …

USS consultation latest

Members will have received communications recently about the USS’s consultation over proposed changes to our pension. The consultation is a requirement upon USS, and was originally deferred as a result …

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6 days ago
Des Freedman in @guardian: ‘Lecturers are fed up with being the big losers in the higher education market’ @lazebnic @GoldsmithsUCU #FairPayEqualPay
6 days ago
The wait is over. JEP report into #USS is out and contains understated gems like "it is debatable whether employers have been able to give fully informed answers to important questions." Looking forward to detailed analysis from @USSbriefs & @OpenUPP2018
1 week ago
Our FAQs on why you should vote yes in the pay ballot trying to address members' anxieties about whether & how we can win
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