Category Archives: Industrial Action

Don’t let the Anti Trade Union Laws silence your voice

One rule for us another for them

Between March 16th and April 8th, all UCU members have the chance to have their voice heard in the latest re-ballot over possible industrial action and action short of a strike. Don’t let undemocratic laws rob you of your voice – please return the ballot as soon as you get it.

In the 2019 general election, Overall, 229 of the 650 MPs were elected on less than 50 percent of the constituency vote – in other words, 35 percent of all MPs lack majority support.

One rule for us, another for them

Local Branch to be reballoted regarding future industrial action

A meeting of the UCU Higher Education Committee has decided that all branches of UCU are to be reballoted for future possible industrial action around our wages and conditions campaign. This would allow the renewal of a mandate for strike action and action short of a strike once the original mandate ends on May 3rd.

Colleagues will know that under the anti-Trade Union legislation instigated by previous governments, in order for your vote to count over 50 percent of all members must vote by post. On both recent occasions our local branch although it registered over 40 percent voting, did not hit the 50 percent mark.

The new ballot will open on March 16th and close on April 8th, and our branch will be holding a special on-line meeting on Wednesday 16th at 11 am to consider our campaign to break over the 50 percent imposition this time.

All members should look out for an invite to the meeting from Lyle Grey our branch secretary.