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:

Jonathan Blaney‘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

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