The motion was agreed at the general meeting Tuesday 9 November 2021
A. Leeds Uni UCU notes
- The excellent votes for action in ballots.
- The new strategy proposed by the General Secretary in her address and email on Friday 5 November 2021.
B. Leeds Uni UCU believes
- The results are a testament to the hard work of branch officers and activists and the willingness of members to fight in over pensions, pay, equality, casualisation and workloads.
- One day of strike action in each dispute this term is token action which will not be effective.
- A full, aggregated ballot over the Four Fights is an unnecessary gamble.
- While casualisation is important, so are pay, pay equality and workloads.
C. Leeds Uni UCU resolves
- To argue that the period up to Christmas should be used to discuss local tactics, mobilise students and to increase our branch organising and recruitment with the view to escalating strike action alongside action short of strike in the New Year.
- To propose maintaining the Four Fights as Four Fights.
- To propose immediately re-balloting only those branches which did not make the threshold in either or both disputes.
- To reject aggregation of the re-ballots.
- To propose 1 day of action in first week of December across all branches (whether strike or not) to mobilise the workforce and start putting pressure on our institutions in light of January escalation.
Proposed by Lesley McGorrigan, moved by Lesley McGorrigan, seconded by Megan Povey, with amendments proposed by Gabriella Alberti, moved by Gabriella Alberti, seconded by Jane Holgate, proposed by Jane Holgate, moved by Jane Holgate, seconded by Andi Rylands, proposed by Nely Konstantinov, moved by Gabriella Alberti, seconded by Lata Narayanaswamy. Motion as amended carried.
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