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It’s bonus time

It seems that it is bonus time again – or, as the University prefers to call it – PRPs (performance related pay).  We all used to get a fixed sum when the University had done particularly well at something, which recognised the fact that success is achieved by all of us pulling together – whether that is teaching, supervising, catering or cleaning the toilets or a combination of all those things which makes life good.  Now it is only the individual that gets a reward and we never know who gets the bonus, how much they get or why they got it (and why you didn’t get one!).

Vision 2020: Surrey branch resolution

In response to widespread concerns about the impact of Vision2020  the following motion was passed unanimously at the branch meeting of University of Surrey UCU on 22nd October 2014

UCU University of Surrey branch:-

  1. Opposes centralised management targets as a means to individual appraisal/capability management
  2. Calls for the adoption and implementation of centralised performance targets to be suspended on an interim basis pending formal consultation with UCU and the other campus trade unions. This suspension should also include any individual cases under the capability procedure associated with these targets.
  3. Demands that  MEQ scores, research quality scores and other targets drawn from unreliable and opaque data sets should not be used by the University.
  4. Calls upon union officers to enter into discussion with the other campus unions regarding concerns with the implementation of capability procedures.

Surrey UCU Committee

Chair:  Lois Davis

Secretary: <vacancy>

Casework Coordinator:  Rob Fidler / Amanda Cleary

Treasurer:  Niall Bailey

Health and safety:  Rosalind Malcolm

Membership:  Leslie Blake

Press and Publicity: <vacancy>

Equal Opps:  Jean Johnson Jones

Teaching Fellow rep:  Henry Hogh

Part time rep: Maria Xenitidou

New researchers rep:  Monomita Nandy

FBEL rep: <vacancy>

FEPS rep: Chris Burt

FHMS rep:  Alison Cottell

FAHS rep:  Laura Harvey

Central Services rep:  Rob Fidler

Web Admin:   Nigel Gilbert

Regional Rep:  Ellen Seiss