UCU members urgently need to discuss how to implement the marking and assessment boycott called by the union. The General Secretary wrote to reps in Four Fights branches with a mandate saying that the action would be called, and …
UCU Left recommendations on USS SHESC voting
|1||SWG report and recommendations||HEC||Remit, because the last bullet point is potentially unconstitutional and could be used to silence negotiators
Oppose if not remitted*
|2||Call for indefinite strike action||Sheffield||Against, in favour of later|
UCU Left – pre USS HESC meeting
6pm Monday 25 April
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ucul-usshesc
Ahead of UCU’s Special Higher Education Sector Conference on the USS dispute, UCU Left is organising an open meeting for reps and delegates to discuss the prospects for the dispute.
What can be …
Seize the Time, Don’t Abandon the Fight
We all know we are in the fight of our lives.
But the General Secretary’s ‘new plan of action for the four fights dispute’ is a radical-sounding document that abandons the Four Fights dispute until a year’s time, and pulls …
USS results update: Keep up the fight
The USS results followed the pattern of the Four Fights votes. Twenty-four branches secured a mandate for action. This is obviously considerably fewer than in the last round, but that’s not the whole story.
The votes for action were strong. …
Four Fights ballot results: Organise action next term and a reballot over the summer
Yesterday’s Four Fights ballot results show the ongoing resilience of UCU members and their willingness to fight.
Including two in N. Ireland, 39 branches have a mandate for action. Another 38 had turnouts exceeding 40%. This is clearly fewer than …
Report of HEC meeting – 4 April
Get the vote out and escalate our action to win
The left on the Higher Education Committee today fought off attempts to wind down the Four Fights and USS disputes.
As activists across the country were intensifying their GTVO efforts …
The HE disputes can be won. But members need to take control.
Our Higher Education disputes are at a crossroads. The strikes this week and next are the last we can take on our current industrial action mandate. USS and UUK have imposed their attack on the pension scheme. UCEA is not …
No Delay: #NoCapitulation2
Escalating indefinite action needs to be called NOW
Friday’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) meets on Friday 25th February. The employers’ (represented by UUK) decision to slash our pension scheme has now been voted through the USS JNC leaving the …
Escalate the action to win
An injury to one…
FIGHT TO DEFEND OUR SECTOR – DEFEND OUR RIGHT TO STRIKE
The Employers are trying to break our union.
That is what the threat of pay docking for lecture-rescheduling ASOS means.
We face a simple choice …