UEA, and UCU nationally, has consistently voted in favour of industrial action to preserve our pensions and fight for fair pay. Unfortunately, due to regressive legislation aimed at impeding the work of trade unions, we have been unable to take action when this mandate has come from less than 50% of our membership. It is vital, therefore, that members take part in the current ballots that have been circulated on USS and the national pay dispute.
To this end, UCU@UEA is holding a series of events and will also be knocking on doors, sending emails, and ringing members to encourage everyone to have their say in one of the largest democratic exercises in our Union’s recent history.
9th October: UCU@UEA Ordinary General Meeting (LT3, 13:00-14:00): This is a general meeting of all UCU members that will focus on aspects of the current disputes. If members would like to propose motions to the OGM or raise matters for discussion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on how to do so.
14th October: Anti-Casualisation GTVO Meeting (Arts 0.29, 16:00-17:00): This meeting is open to all members on RA, AT, and Fixed Term contracts who would like to discuss issues of particular relevance to casualised staff with members of the Anti-Casualisation working group.
28th October: Discussion with Jo Grady (LT3, 13:00-14:00): The General Secretary of UCU, Jo Grady, will be at UEA to discuss a range of issues with members and take questions about what might come next for UCU and the sector more broadly.
For more information about the 2019/20 pay dispute, check out our section on Pay Inequality in HE. Similarly, if you want to know more about the USS ballot, check out our pages and resources on the USS Dispute.
If you have already voted, please let us know via this link and make sure to encourage other members to vote too. If you need to request a new ballot because your’s has been lost or gone to an old address, the last chance to do so is the 23rd October. You can request a new ballot here.
If you would like to help the local committee to get the vote out here at UEA, please contact the branch office (email@example.com) or reach out to your rep. If you do not know who your rep is, email the office and we can make sure that they get in touch with you directly.