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Assessment boycott set to start on November 6th


Following the record vote in favour of action to defend the USS pension scheme, UCU members will start a boycott of all assessment related work from Thursday 6th November. There will be a weekly meeting of the local USS action committee, with the first meeting on Wednesday 5th November 1.30 in 1E2.4.

UCU has produced guidance and FAQ for members, and a briefing note that you can pass on to students .   If you need help setting up a departmental meeting or with any other aspect of the assessment boycott, please contact one of the branch officers or reps.

Employers are divided on the proposals to wreck USS.  Some such as Oxford and Warwick have either expressed opposition or say they need more information.  Others such as York have taken an aggressive stance by threatening to dock 100% of pay from anyone who takes part in the assessment boycott.  You can support our York members by signing this open letter to the York VC.



One Comment

  1. Elke Pawlowski says:

    Shall assessments in the Foreign Languages Centre be boycotted by UCU members even though many students only take the courses for 3 credits so the marks don’t count towards their degree and of the students who do 6 credits in our courses most are not final year students especially in stages 1 and 2 of each language.

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