Strategic Action Gets the Goods!

The Case for Targeted Action and a Summer Marking Boycott to Maximise Our Leverage at the Bargaining Table * * * We have been heartened to see the ongoing debate about UCU’s industrial action strategy and hope that this marks the beginning of a shift in the union away from partisan infighting towards honest, substantiveContinue reading “Strategic Action Gets the Goods!”

From Massive Mandate to Effective Action

Emma Battell Lowman Short cut to the support letter which I’d like you to sign. We, UCU, have won a historic mandate for Industrial Action through the #UCURising campaign and now have the power to act collectively in both the USS and the Pay and Conditions dispute. Every branch at every HE institution involved inContinue reading “From Massive Mandate to Effective Action”

TL;DR: Why did ‘the UCU leadership’ decide [for a short ballot | disaggregation | bundled ballots | ballot timing | …]?

by Bijan Parsia Reading time: over 10 minutes (3,200 words) For a (much) shorter Twitter thread going over the timeline please see Rhiannon Lockley’s thread. She also voted differently than I did, for the most part. Please don’t debate their decisions over on their thread, but take the description offered. This is going to beContinue reading “TL;DR: Why did ‘the UCU leadership’ decide [for a short ballot | disaggregation | bundled ballots | ballot timing | …]?”