As we explained in our FAQs, we think that it’s important not to think of a vote for the IWGB slate as a vote against UCU / UNISON, but to see it more as a vote for all three unions to have a seat at the table with management.
Below a member of each of these unions explains why they will be voting for the IWGB slate:
‘I have been a member of UCU for nearly a decade and fully support its efforts on behalf of UoL staff. I’m a supporter of strong trade unions and also of a plurality of voices in the workplace. So I will be voting for the IWGB slate in the ICE elections. If all three unions (UNISON, UCU, and IWGB) have a chance to put employees’ views (not just their members’ views) to management in a formal setting that will be a positive change for the University.’
Jonathan Blaney, Project Editor, British History Online
‘I am a UNISON member at Senate House and will be voting for the IWGB slate in the ICE elections. When a group of former UNISON members decided to found the IWGB University of London branch I decided to remain a member of UNISON. However, I believe strongly that all three campus unions should have a seat at the table with management as this can only be beneficial to UoL staff. For that reason I will be voting for the IWGB slate so that they can put employees’ views to management alongside the others’.
Mark Murphy, Accounts Administrator, School of Advanced Study