Members will no doubt already be aware that UCU have instigated a ballot of members for strike action in response to our employers’ latest assault on pension benefits and contributions. You should shortly receive ballot papers through the mail.
Changes to legislation require that such a ballot can only be deemed valid if the level of participation exceeds a 50% threshold, which makes it most important that each member takes part in the ballot.
Whilst it is true that UCU are seeking a mandate to take industrial action, that can only happen if the threshold is reached, so we urge you to participate regardless of your voting preference.
Your vote influences UCU and validates the ballot – please use it.