The global situation with Covid means that we need to be careful about academic freedoms and support for universities. This is a letter related to that in the UK.
We have been sent the Staff Survey for Cardiff University in the UK. We direct you to the sections on bullying and harrassment.
We have been the sent executive summary of the report that led to the dismissal of UCU trustee Jane Hutton, we believe this is also related to the UK pensions strike.
2.1 This executive summary provides a high level overview of the contents of the investigation report (the "Report"). As such, it does not contain all points of detail, analysis or nuance.
3. Scope of the investigation and this Report
We have been sent a letter concerning the UK pensions dispute. The PDF quality is poor so text copied below.
Sent: 17 February 2020 17:07
Subject: Employers’ position in the USS dispute
To Vice-Chancellors, Principals and Chief Executive contacts
USS statutory consultation with members document on the 2017 valuation and cost sharing which was on the internet but seems to have been taken down.
We recieved two slide decks of information that is relevant to the USS strike for pensions in the UK.
We received an email sent to the staff at University of Sussex regarding the ongoing dispute over pensions in the UK. Attached.
New release, again related to the UK pensions dispute, seems to be some sort of Q and A.
USSemployers 2018 Valuation Three Options Q&A
The second of two related posts (see previous) a letter from The Pensions Regulator, dated 15 May, to USS Trustee Chair, Sir David Eastwood. The letter takes issue with USS's proposed 'Option 3' for the 2018 valuation and criticises USS for a lack of rigour and transparency in its decision-making and engagement with the Regulator.