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Workload Campaign

We have launched a workload survey, it will be closing at the end of November 2018. Please complete the survey, we want as many responses as possible, the survey is all for all OU staff whether you are a UCU member or not. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8PBG6GR

We have trained 10 new Workload reps in October 2018, we will publish their names shortly. UCU information on workload: www.ucu.org.uk/workload

UCU Higher Education Pay campaign

Full information is on the UCU website: www.ucu.org.uk/he2018.

USS Pensions dispute - 2018

Branch page on the USS dispute

UCU national page on the USS pensions dispute: https://www.ucu.org.uk/strikeforuss

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

Update by the OU November 2018: https://intranet.open.ac.uk/ouintra/story.aspx?id=33223

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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