At its meeting on 30 March, HEC passed motions tabled by UCU Commons members (those numbered 2 and 3 in this blog) and began a process of consulting UCU members as a whole on the proposed interim resolutions in both the pay and conditions dispute with UCEA and the USS dispute with UUK (with separateContinue reading “The Consultation: HEC Recommends, Members Decide”
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The Offer, And The Details In
On 15 March 2023 UCU officials wrote to all members in the union outlining a composite offer finalised and made by two employer associations: UUK and UCEA. This offer was communicated to members in a range of ways, but first through a “podcast” format, and then through a more detailed (and harder to find) layoutContinue reading “The Offer, And The Details In”
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”
Effective Industrial Action: What Does It Look Like?
This is clearly a crucial juncture for UCU members in higher education, and UCU Commons members were preparing a blog on the choices before us when the General Secretary issued a report containing very serious and substantial proposals for the future of the Four Fights dispute on Wednesday 13 April. We encourage everyone to readContinue reading “Effective Industrial Action: What Does It Look Like?”
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 | …]?”
Massaging the Figures on USS: How It’s Done
Are you a vice chancellor concerned for your employees’ quality of life in retirement? Worried that your performance doesn’t match your pay packet? No, we thought not. But you may be anxious about the UCU ballots for industrial action, including the dispute over the proposed cuts to USS pensions. Here are a few numerical sleightsContinue reading “Massaging the Figures on USS: How It’s Done”