All members of UCU at GCU are currently being balloted about whether we join the industrial action on the ‘Four Fights’ dispute.
The current demands are
- An increase of £2500 on all spine points on the national pay scale
- nationally-agreed action, using an intersectional approach, to close the gender, ethnic and disability pay gaps
- an agreed framework to eliminate precarious employment practices by universities
- nationally-agreed action to address excessive workloads and unpaid work, to include workload models and Covid-related changes to working practices
It is important that you vote – due to the Tory anti-union laws, it is necessary for 50% of members to cast a vote (irrespective of how you personally vote), in order for our vote to count.
A recent General Meeting of the branch recommended that you should support both strike action and action short of a strike.
Please make sure you return your ballot paper – best before Christmas so you don’t forget.
Any issues please contact the branch secretary Lyle Gray.