National negotiations

While we contribute by feeding in both our position and our members’ views at Kent, these are national negotiations over which we ultimately have little influence. In these negotiations, employers are represented by Universities UK and employers are represented by the University and College Union (UCU). On this page we will share updates of national correspondence between the two key bodies, along with updates from USS themselves:

UUK response to Jo Grady UCU dated 31 March 2022

UCU letter to Alistair Jarvis UUK dated 31 March 2022

UUK response to further UCU strikes over USS 4 March 2022

USS Trustee confirms implementation of proposal from 1 April 2022

USS employers response to UCU proposal to complete the 2020 valuation dated 10 February 2022

UUK employer consultation on modification to proposed USS changes dated 2 February 2022

Reply from Alastair Jarvis, Chief Executive of UUK to Jo Grady, General Secretary UCU on UCU proposal for concluding the 2020 valuation dated 31 January 2022

Letter from Jo Grady, General Secretary, UCU to Judith Fish, Chair of USS dated 26 January 2022

Progress on the three workstreams coming out of the 2020 USS valuation dated 6 January 2022

Letter from Jo Grady, General Secretary, UCU to Alastair Jarvis, Chief Executive of UUK dated 18 October 2021 

Letter to Jo Grady, General Secretary, UCU from Alastair Jarvis, Chief Executive of UUK dated 18 October 2021 

Universities UK response to UCU strike ballots dated 18 October 2021 

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