Officers searched eight addresses in south Wales and Kent but made no arrests
Sam DolanSwansea University referred "alleged bribery offences" to the Serious Fraud Office in late 2018.
The VC and Dean of Management school have been sacked for "gross misconduct".
Today 8 addresses searched by police in Swansea, Carmarthenshire & Kent.
The Red Roar can reveal that a thug who abused campaigners at a Brexit Party rally is Dr Niall McCrae, an alt-right lecturer who writes for the Bruges Group think tank. In a new video from
Sam DolanDr Niall McCrae, a senior lecturer in mental health at Kings College, "can be seen abusing activist Femi Oluwole outside the Brexit Party’s rally in Kensington Olympia, repeatedly calling him a “f***ing traitor” and poking a flag pole at his head."
Sam DolanHere's former Chief Accountant of the £25bn Railways Pension Scheme, Tim Wilkinson, on 'Death by discount rate' & volatility: how a change in discount rate can blow up a deficit & wreck a DB pension scheme in just 12 months ...
Lack of transparency raises new doubts regarding the soundness of the employer consultation
Sam DolanNew from @MikeOtsuka.
Protection against gilt yield risk was already built into the September valuation. This was not understood by UUK, or explained by USS. UUK used gilt yield risk to argue for changes to investment strategy, "breaking" the DB pension.
“A rise in the cost of living chipped away at salary gains by full-time faculty members in the 2017-18 academic year, according to new survey data ...
Sam Dolan"Thank you for attending today’s
College faculty meeting,
Where we had a lively and
Engaging discussion about the fact that
Your salaries are crap."
"Put more precisely, it appears that ..."
Poem by @nostalgicbroad here at
Evidence of UK arrivals discarded despite case worker protests, says former employee
Sam DolanIn 2010, the Home Office destroyed the archive of Windrush landing cards.
In 2018, #Windrush citizens such as Albert Thompson are refused NHS cancer treatment due to lack of "evidence of settled status".
Adam Ozanne is a member of the NEC, the USS Advisory Committee and UCU’s Superannuation Working Group, and joint secretary of the UCU branch at the University of Manchester where he is a Seni…
Sam DolanA blog post here from A Ozanne & A Gunz (Manchester) appearing on @UCU's Independent Broad Left website: ucuagenda.com/2018/04/04/the…
I have some questions about O&G's summary of UUK's offer 👇 ...
As we head towards Easter, I wanted to update you on where we are with the pensions dispute. As you know, the UCU has agreed to ballot members on a proposal to create a Joint Expert Panel, made up of actuarial and academic experts nominated in equal...
Universities UK makes offer in order to end 14 days of disruptive strike action until end of summer term
Sam DolanWasn't it weird that "status quo in benefits until at least April 2019" was presented as a major concession? It was just the existing timetable.
Now we see why.
UUK's PR man Alistair Jarvis has hired a PR firm to spin this to newspapers ...
Yesterday a new proposal emerged from UUK for the immediate future of USS, which UUK clearly hopes will be sufficient to resolve the current dispute and end the ongoing industrial action in UK univ…
Sam DolanWorth a read from @CambridgeUCU's VP Sam James. Raises significant concerns about the new proposal's chances of success - and suggests we welcome the Joint Experts Panel WITHOUT calling off industrial action. Thoughts welcome below ...
In the light of the current discussions about the future of the USS pension scheme, the Governing Body of Pembroke College has decided to publish its response to UUK following their circulation of an online survey requesting views on the new joint...
Sam DolanIf I were a #USS member on the Governing Body at Pembroke, Oxford, I would be fuming. If I were a Pembroke alumnus in academia, likewise.
The College has issued a statement, but it's too little, too late in my opinion
The Pensions Regulator TPR chief has admitted the watchdog should have acted quicker in the negotiations with collapsed Carillion back in 2013 when the pension scheme trustees asked for regulatory intervention