First of all ………….
The ballot closes Friday 13th April at 2 p.m
The final message we offer before the close of the ballot comes from one of our negotiators and two local members.
This video has been produced by Carlo Morelli, University of Dundee, making the case for why you should vote ‘No’.
USS Brief Preview
Just received, an upcoming USS Brief, written by our very own Charlotte Kemp and Joan Cutting. Linguistic and tactical analysis of the UUK ‘proposal’ of 23 March 2018: Vague language (PDF) unpicks the language used by UUK in their ‘offer’. As the authors say:
The UUK ‘proposal’ is a carefully constructed rhetorical text whose purpose is to sound as if there is an offer, when on analysis, there is no offer. Others have explored the non-offer. Here, we analyse how the language of the text is carefully constructed to say… very little.
- USS Briefs – a set of papers by academics on the many dimensions of the USS pensions dispute, written in response to the UUK proposal of 23rd March 2018
- USS Materials – a comprehensive list of links to articles about the dispute, arranged chronologically and categorised by type.
- Follow the latest discussion on Twitter via hashtags #USSStrike and #RejectUUKDeal