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Cambridge UCU Extraordinary General Meeting - 10 September 2014

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About Cambridge University and College Union

The Cambridge University and College Union (Cambridge UCU) deals with issues important to our membership at local and national level.

You can join Cambridge UCU if you are:

  • in an academic or academic-related post at grade 6 or above; or in a research post at grade 5 or above;
  • a postgraduate student intending to work in further or higher education;
  • employed by a Cambridge College or affiliated institution in any of these functions at equivalent grades.
As well as negotiating nationally on pay and conditions and protecting your pensions we represent members’ interests locally on the University’s Partnership Working Group, and were involved in the introduction of the Equal Opportunities Policy, improving conditions for contract staff, and restructuring of grades.
For more information about membership, how to join, and subscriptions bands, go to Membership & subs.

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***Cambridge University UCU Newsletter*** If you would like hard copies of our newsletter, please email Rachel.

SAVE YOUR PENSION! - Cambridge UCU will be holding a Extraordinary General Meeting at 1pm on Wednesday, 10th September (Bramwell Lounge, University Social Club) to discuss the pension situation and possible trade dispute.  We need as many members to attend this meeting to debate the the negotiators report which will be published on 8th September.  The meeting also needs to elect delegates to attend on behalf of the branch to the Special Conference for USS Dispute being held on 19 September and debate motions for submission to the Conference.  Please note the date for the EGM in your diaries and make every effort to attend this important meeting.

New membership subscription rates have been updated on the Membership & Subs page, which come into effect from 1st September 2014.  If you are a direct debit payer, UCU head office will write to you during August.  If you pay your subscription through payroll deduction, the local administrator will notify the payroll office(s) of the changes and these will be applied from September payroll.

For a report from our Pensions Officer, Eleanor Blair on the recent Pension Officers Meeting held on 21st May 2014, please see the PDF loaded to the Pensions page

The next BRANCH GENERAL MEETING for Easter Term 2014 will be held on Friday, 6 June 2014 at 13.00 in the Bramwell Lounge, University Social Club. Agenda will be published in due course, as well as a call for motions.  The meeting will aim to approve the draft Minutes of the last meeting (14 March) which are available to view from the Resources section in Cambridge UCU committee and general meeting minutes.

Approved Minutes of the Executive Committee meetings held on 1 April 2014 are now available to view from the Resources section in Cambridge UCU committee and general meeting minutes.

Approved Minutes of the Executive Committee meetings held on 21 January 2014 and 11 March 2014, and of the Executive Committee Strategy Meeting held on 6 February 2014, as well as of the Annual General Meeting of 4 December 2013, are now available to view from the Resources section in Cambridge UCU committee and general meeting minutes.

The BRANCH GENERAL MEETING for Lent Term 2014 was held on Friday 14 March 2014 at 13.00 in the Bramwell Lounge, University Social Club. Draft Minutes for this meeting are now available to view from the Resources section in Cambridge UCU committee and general meeting minutes.


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