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June 25th, 2020:


Dear Member,

Many thanks to all those who have attended the Branch Meeting yesterday and who have contributed to the ongoing negotiations to date and or communicated with me on this process.

The Slide Presentation and the Branch endorsed framework for further negotiations are at

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the framework for ongoing negotiations is also copied below.

The Proposal Package for Continued Negotiation


Gross salary 29% On costs 12 months 11 months 10 Months
10% reduction £27,000 to £30,046 and 20% above 8,032,271 2,329,359 10,361,629 9,498,160 8,634,691


This option would operate alongside the recognition and pausing, for a maximum of one year or 11 months, but not 

cancellation of:


pay awards


contribution points





Additionally in the cases of:


Increments– these would be cancelled for 20/21 


contribution points– these would be recognised in 20/21 for starting and payment n 21/22


promotions– staff would have the option of applying in 20/21 to be actioned and paid in 21/22 or alternatively applying beyond or later than 20/21 for start and payment in 21/22


The (above)proposal package for continued negotiation is, we believe, both consistent and best fit with the spirit and details of the 7 jointly agreed principles, with the, independently agreed UCU CCCU Principles and with the agreed UCU CCCU negotiating points as of June 15


All financial details will be subject to independent scrutiny


The budget 2020-21 will be reviewed in October 2020 and at six months with a view to assessing the achievement of the saving goals and the earliest termination of short time working


It is now very important that your questions and comments around the ongoing negotiation framework which has not as yet been fleshed out finalised or finally agreed – and which in its final developed form will go to Branch for agreement – are communicated to UCU CCCU and to SMT to facilitate any changes, the fleshing out of the document and the consideration of the very important details.


UCU CCCU have asked for further and extended modelling of thresholds and bandings for short term working.


UCU CCCU representatives will be considering issues around Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.


UCU Regional Officers will also be considering the framework in the context of national UCU leadership policy advice and guidance.


We urgently need you to send us (members of UCU and non-members) your questions and concerns for collation and communication to SMT.


Additionally the VC has also offered to field questions directed to him on the SMT’s position


Please feel free to communicate / forward this email to non-union colleagues.


Non members please consider joining UCU to support our University and its communities and to make your voice heard.

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Best Wishes,


Bryan Hawkins





Power Point Presentation BRANCH MEETING 23rd JUNE

UCU CCCU Position Paper for Branch meeting 230620