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The University and College Union is the largest trade union and professional association for academic and academic-related staff working in Further and Higher Education in the UK. Its membership is open to postdocs, and postgraduate students intending to work in the HE and FE sectors, as well as more senior academic staff. It is also open to academic-related staff at grade 6 and above.

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E-ballot on UUK proposal

UCU members have voted by a significant margin to accept the latest proposal from UUK. (21,683 voted in favour, 12,230 against, from an electorate of 53,415. Result announced Friday 13th April.)

All industrial action is therefore suspended with immediate effect.

There is much more information, including FAQs, on our dedicated strike site, and background information on our pensions page.

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The UCU offers up to four years free full membership to graduate students who teach, supervise or demonstrate.

Industrial Action

During the recent of industrial action, the usual list of forthcoming events on this page was suspended. The Branch was incredibly active, both organising pickets and organising a wide range of meetings and teach-outs. The details of these can be found on our comprehensive industrial action site.

This site has background information on USS pensions, the employers' controversial "contribution holiday", the failed March 12th ACAS solution, and a page of technical documents relating to the strike.

Membership of the Cambridge Branch has risen by over 60% since the start of the academic year, and is now over 1,500. If you are a member of the USS pension scheme working at the University or its Colleges, why not join the organisation representing your interests and defending your pension against damaging cuts? The more members we have, the more weight our negotiators carry.

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