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Bulletin Date: 
Thursday, 20 November, 2014
Information Only
All staff

UCU has agreed to the suspension of all industrial action from 20 November until after the JNC scheduled for 15 January 2015. The University has been advised that UCU will be writing to all its members to advise them of this today. The following statement has been agreed jointly by UCU and UUK:

JOINT UCU/UUK STATEMENT on suspension of industrial action from 20 November 2014

UCU and UUK have confirmed, following discussions yesterday, an agreement to suspend the industrial action in relation to the USS dispute from 20 November until after the JNC scheduled for 15 January 2015.

UCU and UUK have agreed to a series of negotiating meetings between now and the scheduled January JNC. It is hoped that this period can now be used to close the differences between the negotiating positions, with a view to reaching agreement on reforms to the USS scheme. Both parties are committed to seeking a joint proposal for reform that offers an affordable, sustainable and attractive pension scheme, for both current and future members.

Both parties are pleased that the agreement to suspend industrial action at this early stage will mean that students will not have been adversely affected and members of staff will not have had pay deducted.

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Bulletin Summary: 
An update in relation to the UCU industrial action and confirmation of suspension.