UCU members vote to strike over Statute changes

UCU members of the University of Leeds local association have voted to strike and take industrial action short of a strike as part of our dispute with the University of Leeds management over their intention to make detrimental changes to the university’s statutes, including the catch-all sacker’s charter “dismissal for some other reason.”

The ballot results are as follows:

Trade dispute between UCU and the University of Leeds over the university’s proposals to make changes to the employment statute.

The ballot closed at noon on Friday 26 May. The response to the questions you were balloted on is as follows:

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of strike action?

Number of ballot papers returned: 782
Number voting YES: 524 (67.3%)
Number voting NO: 255 (32.7%)
Number of papers found to be invalid: 3

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of action short of strike?

Number of ballot papers returned: 782
Number voting YES: 602 (77.3%)
Number voting NO: 177 (22.7%)
Number of papers found to be invalid: 3

You can see the full scrutineers report on the UCU website

Thank you to everyone who took part in the ballot. It is so important for a trade union to make our decisions collectively and democratically. We will be in touch shortly about the next steps.

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