Industrial action


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14 Jan 2019

Build the ballot over pay, equality, workload and casualisation

UCU has called a five-week ballot for industrial action over pay this term. It opens on Tuesday 15 January and closes on Friday 22 February. It is timed for the maximum duration while still allowing members to take hard-hitting strike action this term and hit exams next term. So if we win the ballot we can take serious action.

We need to get organised.

27 Nov 2018

Solidarity with FE College strikers
Download the UCU left leaflet for strikes on Wednesday and Thursday.
UCU members at six English colleges will strike for fair pay on …

2 Nov 2018

The fight for fair pay is also a fight for the wellbeing of students, writes UCU’s Sean Vernell

The University and College Union will be re-balloting its branches who failed to get across the 50 per cent threshold before the Christmas break. Despite achieving the best turn-out in a national ballot for over a decade, with 85 per cent of those who voted supporting strike action for fair pay, union laws make it illegal for our union to act.If these thresholds were applied to a council or board of governors’ election, there would be many empty places and seats. The new laws were never designed to bring about more democracy. These laws were introduced to prevent working people using their human right to withdraw their labour when they feel that an injustice is taking place.

30 Jun 2018

The HEC of UCU is the body, made up of elected representatives of HE members, charged with carrying out work related to the HE sector. This report was compiled by Carlo Morelli, Christina Paine, Marion Hersh and Sean Wallis.

10 May 2018

The AoC have delivered an ultimatum to UCU: end the disputes over the 2017/18 pay claim or we will not enter negotiations over the 2018/19 …

24 Apr 2018

The vote of UCU members in the recent e-ballot paused our industrial action campaign to facilitate the formation of the Joint Expert Panel (JEP) into the USS valuation. But the JEP is already facing resistance from USS itself. Even before the JEP has been elected, its independence, its ability to question the valuation and its authority to decide changes are being undermined by the actions of USS.

16 Apr 2018

There has been much comment on the UCU Activists List and elsewhere on the question of democracy within UCU and the role of the four …

13 Apr 2018

PDF leaflet download

Members know they have to fight to defend their pensions. But despite the weakness of the UUK offer, the hope that the Independent …

13 Apr 2018

The UCU e-ballot over the UUK offer that closed on Friday (13 April), the nature of the offer and the manner in which members were balloted, all expose a deep democratic deficit in our trade union.

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