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A Local Victory of National Significance: Branch secretary’s report, 2015-6

This year, the branch secretary’s work has been principally concerned with our campaign against quantified research expectations that were elaborated in Research and Innovation Performance Expectations (RIPE/RTB) documents. All academic staff with a research element in their contract were to … Continue reading

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Successful end to dispute

The AGM of Newcastle University UCU on 8 June voted to accept the agreement negotiated on Monday 6 June between UCU and the university management, and to end the assessment boycott with immediate effect. Members applauded and cheered as branch … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar withdrawn

Negotiations between the University management and UCU took place yesterday, 6 June 2016. Newcastle UCU President Joan Harvey reported to members via email after the negotiations, as follows: Significant progress was made, including the withdrawal of the research performance documents … Continue reading

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