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!