Higher education lecturers have voted by 67 percent to accept an offer on their USS pension scheme.
The workers’ UCU union devised the offer in response to an attack on the scheme by bosses. But the union’s offer is only slightly better than the bosses’. It will see workers paying more into their pension but receiving less when they retire.
Meanwhile over 20 UCU branches have passed a motion calling for a special Higher Education Sector Conference to discuss the pensions dispute.
Kevin courtney was re-elected as the National Union of Teachers deputy general secretary on Monday of this week winning 61 percent of the vote.