Our sister union UCU begin balloting their members on the changes to USS. UCU is planning to stage an event outside the headquarters of our HE employers (Universities UK and UCEA) in London to draw attention to their ballot.
The headline changes are a slight increase in contributions but a potentially large reduction in benefits for the contributions you make into the scheme from the date the changes come into force.
UCU are asking their members to gather on Monday 18 October at 9am outside Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ. It would be great to see some HE UNISON banners at this rally as well to show our support and solidarity. If you are able to go, let Sandy Nicoll (SOAS branch sec & UNISON HE NEC rep) know so you can arrange to meet up – firstname.lastname@example.org.