Resolution on USS dispute

Resolution on USS dispute
The University of Birmingham branch of UCU notes the proposed UUK-UCU ACAS agreement. Whilst we are not currently taking part in the ongoing industrial action, we nevertheless believe that the proposed deal represents a capitulation that should not be accepted given the strength of members’ resolve across the country.

We express our gratitude, support and solidarity with those who have taken strike action so far; and encourage all of our members to contribute to the national fighting fund.

Further, given the widespread support for sustained industrial action in the most recent ballot of University of Birmingham UCU members of those who voted, we call for another re-ballot of our members so that we can take part in the additional 14 days of strike action that have recently been announced and which are timed to go ahead during the exam period, should no agreement between UCU and UUK be reached.

We urge UCU Higher Education Committee to take heed of these demands: unequivocally reject the current proposed deal; and arrange for a second re-ballot of the University of Birmingham branch of UCU.

University of Birmingham branch of UCU, 13 March 2018

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