The strike ballot opened 30 August and will close Friday 19 October.
The union’s national and local committees are both urging members to vote YES for both strike action and action short of a strike up to and including a marking and assessment boycott.
To strike we will need to get the 50 percent turnout required by the Tories’ anti-strike law, while the law forbids us from using methods which would make that easier such as secure online voting or workplace ballot boxes. So union reps and members will be reminding everyone to vote throughout this period to make sure we’re not prevented by a biased law from taking action if members want to.
Please make sure the details on your My UCU account are up to date.
If you haven’t received your ballot paper please check My UCU to see which address you asked it to be sent to. If you haven’t received it there or you can’t get to that address please follow this link to request a replacement ballot paper.
Please tell us when you’ve voted
We’re emailing all @leedsucu members eligible to vote a unique link to tell us when you’ve voted (or that you don’t want any individual reminders). Please click on that link when you’ve voted, but not until your ballot paper is in the post box!
This will help us to focus our reminders on members who have yet to vote, or who don’t wish to disclose whether they’ve voted. We’re not asking how you voted (though the national and local committees are recommending members vote YES and YES).