The results of the strike ballot over the current pay offer are in, and we can report that the vote was as follows:

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Yes: 66% No: 34%

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Yes: 85.4% No: 14.6%

Turnout was a very respectable 50%, especially given the shortness of the balloting period and the fact that a few members didn’t get them in time!

(In other news, the national HE ballot by UNISON on pay was announced this week – roughly 55% voted YES).

We need to decide at this week’s branch meeting whether we will now proceed with strike action given this mandate. Any strike action will coincide with national UNISON / UCU action.

It’s vital we get feedback from everyone, so please make a special effort to come – 12.30pm, Friday 23 September, IHR Lower Mezzanine Room, 3rd Floor Senate House – come to 3rd floor reception and we’ll come find you, or give Danny a call on 07783719479 if you get lost!