BREAKING NEWS – UCU HAVE VOTED FOR STRIKE ACTION! THEY WILL BE ANNOUNCING DETAILS ON THE 6 MAY!
Latest developments with regard to this year’s pay claim are as follows:
- On Thursday 28 April, the employers’ made a final offer for the 2016-17 pay round, of 1.1% on all points (full details are available here)
- The UCU ballot on strike action closed today – results are expected soon
- UNISON’s HE service group executive will meet on 10 May 2016 to consider a response to the final offer
What will happen next?
The IWGB has called for a 5% increase, which is line with the demands of other unions at a national level. This would still only go a small way to redressing the 14.5% drop in real income we have suffered over the last six years.
In order to get anywhere near this figure, we are going to need to take strike action. For IWGB members, this means supporting any UCU strike here at the University of London, first by not crossing their picket lines and second by balloting for action ourselves.
It’s a serious step to take industrial action – but it is the only way we are going to get a fair pay rise.
As soon as we have more details we will let you know BUT if you have any questions do drop firstname.lastname@example.org a line.