University of Abertay

Chair - Colin Rae C.Rae@abertay.ac.uk

University and HE issues

 

The draft revised Scottish Code of Good HE Governance was published, and is in the Consultation phase. http://www.scottishuniversitygovernance.ac.uk/

Abertay has submitted a response via Court.

 

UNITE has submitted a response via RISC.

Despite opposition from UNITE and UCU and the Student Association, Abertay entered the TEF – achieved Silver Award.

 

A new 3-year financial plan has been submitted to Court. We are concerned about the gradual erosion of support staff numbers.

 

Joint Liaison Group (JLG)

(All reps)

This is the main forum for raising issues with Management.

Items to highlight:

•Staff Engagement Advisory Team (SEAT) - focusing on local action plans and looking at wider University themes (including Stress).

•Outcome agreement.

•Living Wage – Abertay committed to paying the Living Wage (£8.45/hour).

•Discussion on accelerated degrees.

 

Equality & Diversity

Items to highlight:

•The new Equality and Diversity Lead Voices scheme has been launched, one for each of the protected characteristics.

•The University is looking to introduce a new Equality Impact Assessment system.

 

Health & Safety Committee (J Grimes & M Guild)

Items to highlight: none

 

UNITE RISC for HE/FE (Scotland)

The last meeting was on Wed 4 June 2017.

•Pay award and ballot

•Scottish Code of Good HE Governance

•Motions to the Scottish Policy Conference

•Letter of support to EIS regarding pay dispute with Colleges Scotland

 

 

 

 

Committee:

Bob Peter; Jennifer Grimes; Maureen Guild & Adrian Neville

 

Abertay Unite email address : unite@abertay.ac.uk