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Human Resources

Bulletin Date: 
Tuesday, 13 January, 2015
Action Required
All staff

The University has been advised that the University and College Union (UCU) intends to call on its members to participate in action short of a strike in the form of an assessment and marking boycott with effect from 16 January 2015. This action is being taken in relation to potential changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

Further details on USS funding pressures as well as USS news and publications can be found here.

Staff will shortly receive a letter confirming details of the University’s approach to the expected industrial action by the UCU. The letter confirms that the action being called would involve a breach of an individual’s contract of employment and therefore deductions to pay will be applied to the salaries of staff who participate. The letter can be found here.

To enable institutions to plan properly and safely staff are asked to advise their Departmental Administrator, or equivalent, in advance if they intend to participate in action short of strike by completing the pro-forma attached to the letter.

Institutions are asked to send hard copies of signed forms to Nicola Mister at Human Resources, the Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, or to send scanned copies to

The letter sent to institutions confirming the University’s approach and the action to be taken can be found here.

Institutions and staff may wish to refer to the frequently asked questions available here.

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Bulletin Summary: 
Information regarding industrial action due to commence on 16 January 2015.