Defend your Pension!

For further resources and information, see our USS pension webpage and follow us on twitter.

The employers have finally agreed to go to ACAS in an attempt to resolve the USS dispute. This is welcome news. However, UUK could still press to go ahead with implementing the massive hit to your pension by moving from Defined Benefits to 100% Direct Contributions. It is absolutely vital that we keep up the pressure. – The strike remains on at Imperial. 

We’ve had a fantastic turnout of members picketing. We’ve also had great support from the students at Imperial. If you haven’t yet been on the picket line, then make sure you come. 
March for Education
Imperial UCU will leave the picket line from 11.30 Wed 14th March and go to the “London Region Demonstration: March for EducationThe Imperial UCU contingent will also be joined by Imperial students and anyone else who want to go. Marchers will  assemble at 12 noon, Malet St, to march to Parliament. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Join Us!

As a member of the UCU you will be backed by the representation and support from the largest union for university staff in Britain and you will have a chance to voice your concerns and shape our campaigns!

We listen to any issues and concerns that our members have and can offer them a voice at work, expert advice, information and protection.

Effective from 1 October 2017, if you are a PhD student teaching in HEUCU will make your union membership free. The offer is valid for four years (or until a more secure job is achieved).

You can apply online.


Please note that UCU membership includes a number of additional benefits and it is eligible for tax relief. For subscription rates see here.

The University and College Union (UCU) is the professional association and trade union for all academic and professional workers at Imperial College. This includes academic staff, research staff, administrative, computer and library staff graded Professional Level 3a and above.

To find out more about UCU at Imperial, explore our webpages or contact us for an informal chat.