From email sent to all members by branch president Vicky Blake at 3.14pm on Friday 13 April 2018
The result of the UCU members’ ballot over whether to accept the latest UUK proposal closed at 2pm. We have just heard the result from HQ: Accept
This means that our industrial action will be called off. So no strike on Monday.
This was not the result that the branch EGM agreed to support, however we know that everyone gave the issue considerable thought before voting and we respect each other’s opinions. We need to keep our solidarity strong and carry on working well together. We have uploaded a Dinosaur of Solidarity image created by our very own Honorary Secretary Jonathan Saha for everyone to use on social media [here] – solidarity shared is strength and support increased!
We also need to watch UUK/USS very carefully so we can hold them to account. There’s an interesting @USSbriefs just out on how to constitute a Joint Expert Panel. We can discuss next steps at the General Meeting on Monday.
Remember: everyone is invited to come to the Library Pub from 5pm this evening!
Remember the General Meeting on Monday at 1pm, Quaker House
This is a really important meeting! Please do make every effort to attend. The updated agenda was sent out by email on 11/4/18 (23:05), and is also available online [here].
Vicky and Committee
The results were as follows:
Yes to accept the UUK offer 21,683 (64%)
No to reject the UUK offer 12,230 (36%)
Total balloted: 53,415
Total votes cast: 33,973
Total number valid votes: 33,913