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UCU are conducting a ballot for Pensions and Pay and Equality

Autumn 2019 HE ballots, vote yes yes yes yes

As you are aware UCU are conducting a ballot for Pensions and Pay and Equality

Please vote on both your ballot papers and post them.  For GTA positions you will only receive the ballot on Pay.  Afterward voting go to vote registered and enter your membership number to show you have voted. If you have lost or can’t find your ballot pack you can order a replacement here.

Below is information to help you decide to vote

Jo Grady UCU General secretaries Key questions about the USS ballot

USS negotiator Sam Marsh discusses what is at stake in UCU’s Autumn 2019 industrial action ballot over USS, and why we need a strong mandate for industrial action (UCU Sheffield)

HE Pay negotiator Robyn Orfitelli discusses what is at stake in UCU’s Autumn 2019 industrial action ballot over Pay, Workload, Casualisation, and Equality, and why we need a strong mandate for industrial action. (UCU Sheffield)

Many thanks

Bath UCU Committee

The result of the ballot on the USS dispute, is 64% in favour of accepting the employers’ offer.

UCU USS e-ballot result:

Yes to accept the UUK offer 21,683 (64%)
No to reject the UUK offer 12,230 (36%)

Further action is suspended

The  result of the ballot on the USS dispute, is  64% in favour of accepting the employers’ offer. Whatever your views on the merits of the decision, you should be aware of how much we have achieved in the last few months. Our industrial action has pushed back the employers and opened a space for restoring human and humane values to the centre of our university. As more than one person said, this is now our university and we intend to control it.

The solidarity which we have built in the snow and sunshine on our pickets is an asset which we will not give up lightly. There is plenty of work to do in taking control of the conditions of our employment, and we are in a position to do it. The questions of casualized contracts, the gender pay gap, low pay, and mismanagement have not gone away, and we are now conscious of our own strength and our ability to organize. 

In the last few months, nationally and locally, we have become a union, thinking like a union, and able to act like a union. Remember what we can achieve working together, and that we need not be afraid to demand what is ours.

In solidarity,

Michael Carley

Branch president