Why are we re-balloting on the Pay and Equality dispute?

UCU members at universities nationwide are being re-balloted on whether to take strike action in support of the 2018 national claim. As well as asking for a meaningful pay rise, instead of the sub-inflationary 2% offered by employers, UCU called on the employers to make serious commitments to closing the gender pay gap, recognize excessive workloads, and reduce the use of precarious contracts. They have offered none.

We recommend you vote YES to Industrial Action and YES to Action Short of a Strike, and we urge all members to participate in the ballot which runs from January 15th – February 22nd. Return your ballot paper as soon as possible and notify the branch that you have voted (but not how you voted).


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