Higher education disputes: updating contact details on MyUCU
Plans are underway to hold the biggest ever aggregated ballots of the entire higher education sector regarding the pay and working conditions dispute (Four Fights) and USS pensions. The industrial action ballot will run during the autumn and UCU will be communicating with HE branches and members regularly over the next weeks. UCU will be in a position to share campaign details and timelines in the very near future.
Keeping clean data is vital to our success. Therefore, we are asking all our members to please check your details by logging onto MyUCU. Please make sure that the following details are correct/up to date:
- Preferred postal address (where you will receive the industrial action ballot)
- Preferred email address (where you will receive UCU’s emails including local branch emails and the Friday Email)
- Mobile phone number (where we have current mobile phone numbers for members, this will greatly assist in ‘get the vote out’ (GTVO) efforts involving ThruText, the peer-to-peer SMS texting platform.)
- Employer and workplace
- Membership category (N.B. certain membership types such as retired members and student members are not included in industrial action ballots; members can also upgrade their membership on MyUCU if necessary)
- Employment income band
Are you retiring this summer, leaving LU or taking parental leave?
If you will be retiring over the summer, these are the options with regard to your UCU membership.
If you are leaving LU and will be unemployed for any time, see here for more details on the ‘attached unemployed’ membership.
Members who are currently on parental leave can use MyUCU to inform the union. Members who are on parental leave/extended absence will be excluded from industrial action ballots for the duration of the leave. For more details please see here.
Issues logging on to MyUCU
If you encounter difficulties logging into MyUCU, this is very often because you have not registered to use MyUCU yet. You can register for MyUCU here. If you have already registered and still can’t log in please get in touch with the branch and we will assist you in resolving the issue.
Tax Relief on UCU Membership Subscriptions
We also want to take this opportunity to remind you that you can claim income tax relief on your UCU subscription. For more information on claiming tax relief please see here.