The ballot mandate in the Statutes dispute has expired (new anti-trade-union laws give ballots a 6-month shelf life) and we are now escalating to the next phase in the dispute.
As agreed at the recent all-members general meeting we will be moving forward with the national UCU censure of the University of Leeds, agreed at UCU’s national Congress. This will be followed by taking steps towards a gradual boycott of the institution, and we will be renewing the strike ballot (as required by law). As we build up to this, we will be consulting you on all these issues.
Please check your membership details are up to date by logging into My UCU (you’ll need to register if you haven’t used the new system yet) so we’re ready to go for both a local strike ballot and a national strike ballot over pensions.
So we are not currently working to contract, but we are very much still in dispute. We suggest you amend your email signature to:
Please note: I support UCU in the dispute with management over changes to Statutes, including the introduction of dismissal for “some other substantial reason” (SOSR) and the loss of medical and legal chairs in some procedures. Please sign the petition about this at speakout.web.ucu.org.uk/university-of-leeds-statutes-no-sackers-charter. Latest information from Leeds UCU at leedsucu.org.uk