Monthly Archives: December 2017

Are you a member of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)?

This isn’t the most exciting post, I appreciate, but if you are a USS member, we need to know about it… The higher education employers represented by Universities UK (UUK) have proposed significant changes to the USS pension scheme. USS is the pension scheme predominantly for academic and related staff in pre-1992 institutions. The University and College Union (UCU) has…

2018 Higher Education Conference

Delegates from Brighton will be going to Chester in January 2018 for the annual HE conference, where policies for 2018 and beyond will be discussed and agreed. Our branch has three motions on the agenda and one amendment to a motion has been ruled out of order. Full details about the conference are here. The final document containing all the…

UNISON “There for you” Newsletter

There for you Newsletter Dec 2017 Financial Assistance – if you are in financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances  Small Grants o School Uniform (May-July) o Winter Fuel Dec-Feb – currently available  Links to Credit Unions – for loans/savings  Wellbeing breaks – during illness/respite for carers  Support & information – listening support & sign posting to…

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