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UCU Higher Education Pay campaign

Members have now received ballot papers in the UCU HE Pay and Equality dispute - the ballot closes on 19th October 2018, please make sure you use your vote. Email ucu@open.ac.uk if you have any questions or have not received a paper ballot paper from the Electoral Reform Services. Full information is on the UCU website: www.ucu.org.uk/he2018.

USS dispute - 2018

Branch page on the USS dispute

Possible Outsourcing of OU IT

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

New Associate Lecturer contract

Negotiations for a new Associate Lecturer Contract were paused after the Group Tuition Policy (GTP) issues, they have now restarted.

Academic Policy

Our Academic policy working group have held several meetings and the new OU Academic Policy was approved by OU Senate in April 2017.

Regional Office closures information 

The information we sent to all members about the Locations Agreement with the OU is on the Regional Office closures page.

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