Strike Action on 5th July 2016 - Implications for your Pension
If you are a member of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
- Absence from work for one or more whole days because of strike results in the suspension of your membership of the scheme for the period of the strike. To avoid this situation, the University will pay the employer’s contribution as though the striking member had worked on that day and will deduct the employee’s contribution as normal.
- You will still be covered for death in service benefits when on strike
If you are a member of the Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme (STSS)
- Absence from work for one or more whole days because of strike does not count as membership in the STSS. There is no option to buy back the membership lost . You therefore lose a day’s pensionable service.
- You will still be covered for death in service benefits when on strike. However, STSS are unable to confirm if the normal procedure would apply to the payment of spouse and children pension benefits in the highly unlikely event of death occurring during industrial action.
If you are a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Any LGPS members who are considering taking strike action should contact the Pensions Office by emailing email@example.com
Paper payslips will be replaced with online payslips, for all staff other than Operational and Trades staff, from April 2014.
Online payslips provide several advantages to staff and the University, including greater security and convenience. They will be accessible quickly and easily from any computer, on- and off-campus, by going to the Finance tab within PEGASUS and clicking ‘Online payslips’. This service will be available from 25th April 2014.
The online payslips will contain exactly the same information as the existing paper payslips. If required, you can save or print your online payslip for future reference, although payslips will remain available online indefinitely, as long as you continue to be a member of staff. Payslips dating back to April 2011 will be made available to you at the same time as your April 2014 payslip is made available.
For further details, please refer to Online Payslips - Frequently Asked Questions.