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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).

Employers await union leaders’ credible and affordable solution

26 February 2018
No deal on Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) negotiations would cost universities and their staff £1 billion pounds a year, Universities UK (UUK) has said today.​

Universities seek meaningful talks with UCU about USS

23 February 2018
Universities UK has today called on the University and College Union (UCU) to meet to engage in serious, meaningful talks on the future of the USS pension scheme.

Union leaders must talk with employers to protect pensions and young people’s futures

22 February 2018
​The impact of preserving unaffordable pensions benefits for university staff would hit the current and next generation of students hardest, Universities UK warns today.​

Open letter from UUK to USS scheme members over pensions dispute

22 February 2018
Universities UK has published an open letter to members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) scheme, highlighting the position of employers in the dispute over pensions.

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