The Open University branch of the University and College Union
There's more information on these two disputes on the UCU website and we have created a newsletter which is being posted to all members shortly (4 September 2019).
We launched a workload survey at the end of 2018 and published the report in April 2019 - view news article.
Full information is on the UCU website: www.ucu.org.uk/he2019
UCU national page on the USS pensions dispute: https://www.ucu.org.uk/strikeforuss
Update August 2017: The University has announced that it does not intend to proceed with putting IT out to tender. This is fantastic news for the loyal and dedicated staff in IT, who were facing the prospect of transfer to an external company. It is also great news that the University will now retain control of the IT services on which the future depends.
We launched a petition about the possible outsourcing of IT and we would like to thank all of the 8229 people who signed it: www.change.org/p/stop-privatisation-at-the-open-university
IT meeting about TUPE - FAQs added 1st August 2017
The information we sent to all members about the Locations Agreement with the OU is on the Regional Office closures page.