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Universities UK planning more talks with UCU to end pensions dispute

14 March 2018
Following the University and College Union’s (UCU) rejection of the proposals jointly agreed at ACAS this week, Universities UK is planning more, urgent talks with UCU to end the dispute.

UCU rejects proposals jointly agreed at ACAS

13 March 2018
UUK has expressed disappointment that the University and College Union (UCU) has rejected the proposals jointly agreed at Acas yesterday between UCU and Universities UK.​

Agreement reached in USS pension talks

12 March 2018
An agreement has been reached between Universities UK (UUK) and the University and College Union (UCU) under the auspices of Acas following six days of talks.

Universities UK calls on UCU to suspend Industrial Action

8 March 2018
UUK has again restated its request to the union that industrial action is suspended while talks at ACAS continue

Employers willing to meet at any time or place to resolve pensions dispute

5 March 2018
Employers are committed to exploring affordable and viable options to resolve the dispute.

Statement ahead of ACAS talks on pensions dispute

2 March 2018
Ahead of further USS pension talks next week between employers and the University and College Union (UCU), Universities UK has called on the union to suspend strike action, as talks through ACAS begin.

Welcome progress on EU nationals arriving during Brexit transition

1 March 2018
Universities UK has welcomed the UK government announcement that EU nationals who arrive in the UK during the transition period after Brexit will be eligible for indefinite leave to remain

Office for Students launches new regulatory framework

28 February 2018
Universities UK has responded to the publication of the Office for Students’ (OfS) new regulatory framework. The document sets out how the OfS – the new regulator for higher education in England – will carry out its work from April 2018 onwards.

Progress made at USS talks

27 February 2018
Comment from UUK following the latest meeting in the year-long series of Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) talks between employers, represented by Universities UK (UUK), and employees by the University and College Union (UCU).

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Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

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