The IWGB today notified the University of London that it would be formally balloting its members for strike action as part of the ongoing pay dispute.
The current pay offer is a desultory 1.1%, well below the national average.
Members should receive a ballot at the end of next week – please email email@example.com if you don’t – and we urge you to vote YES to strike action. We have received an effective cut in income of 14.5% since 2009, and the branch believes that only by withdrawing our labour can we demonstrate what it is worth.
We have been in consultation with other unions, so should the ballot be positive any strike action will take place in conjunction with UCU and UNISON, probably at the start of October.
You will need to return the ballot by 20 September! More info to follow!