Dispute Update and Ballot Results:

Members voted YES for strike action and YES for Action Short of Strike (ASOS). Thank you to everyone who voted in our indicative ballot on the dispute with the University over our demand that staff should not be coerced into working on campus: 77% voted yes for ASOS and 59% yes for strike action on a 36% turnout. This will continue to inform our dispute strategy. While we are continuing to try to resolve this dispute through discussions with management, we have not yet been given the assurances we need (highlighted by members’ rejection of management’s position on this at our last General Meeting): see management’s latest response here. These results show that members are prepared to take action to defend each other against forced face-to-face campus work during the pandemic.