Monday, October 20, 2014

University & College Union members vote to strike

The University & College Union (UCU) are in a trade dispute with employers concerning changes to the USS pension plan. The results of a ballot of UCU members:

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of strike action?

    Number of ballot papers counted: 17,212
    Number voting YES: 13,395 (77.8%)
    Number voting NO: 3,817 (22.2%)

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of action short of a strike?

    Number of ballot papers counted: 17,154
    Number voting YES: 14,879 (86.7%)
    Number voting NO: 2,275 (13.3%)

The turn-out was about 45%.

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