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URGENT MESSAGE: Ballot results

Nov 28th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest

The UCU Stirling Branch Executive would like to thank all Branch Members who participated in the ‘USS industrial action’ ballot;  getting a high turnout in each branch (as well as across relevant HEIs across the UK) was extremely important. You may be interested to learn that our branch had the second highest turnout (73.6%) in the UK.

You should have received an email direct from UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt, (sent Monday 22nd January 2018), setting out the ballot results. The results are summarised below:

  Votes cast in ballot as % of individuals entitled to vote % Votes cast ‘yes’ in favour of strike action % Votes cast ‘yes’ in favour of industrial action short of strike
Overall results for UK HEIs voting

58%

88%

93%

University of Stirling

73.6%

86.5%

91.7%

None of us relishes the prospect of industrial action – whether in the form of strike action or action short of strike. We therefore hope our national representatives will be able to secure a satisfactory resolution to the USS pensions dispute through negotiation. There is a meeting of the relevant negotiating parties on Tuesday 23rd January; we expect we will receive an update on the outcome of this meeting within a few days.

There will be a Stirling UCU Branch Meeting the week beginning 5th February.  Further details will be circulated by email by the end of this week – and on the UCU Stirling Branch website (http://ucustirling.org.uk/?page_id=171). We hope to see you at this important meeting.

Kind regards,

Joe Smith, UCU Stirling Branch Secretary

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