Monthly Archives: February 2018

UNISON Supports the Abolition of Tuition Fees and Fully-funded Free Education

Tuition fees review ‘needs to support wider access’ UNISON calls for the abolition of fees and free higher education in response to Theresa May’s review “Any change in tuition fees needs to support wider access for students that need flexibility in study options,” UNISON head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said today. She was speaking after prime minister Theresa May…

University of Brighton fails to match the Real Living Wage

Cambridge University is leading the way on pay, says UNISON, whilst Brighton lags well behind. Responding to the announcement that the University of Cambridge is to seek formal accreditation as a real living wage employer, UNISON’s head of higher education Donna Rowe-Merriman said: “Cambridge University’s commitment to give its lowest paid staff a fair wage is a move that urgently needs…

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

We’ll only have a handful of members who are members of the USS, but if you are, this is important: Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) At a meeting of the USS JNC yesterday, 23 January, Universities UK, on behalf of the university employers proposed changes to the scheme that would move all future accrual from April 2019 to a defined contribution…

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