UCU ballot result for action against the USS pension changes

Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:21

The ballot concerned the trade dispute between UCU and your employer concerning proposed detrimental changes to the University Superannuation Scheme (USS) and your employer’s failure to agree a collective agreement with UCU to protect pension benefits. 

The ballot closed at noon on Monday 20 October 2014. The responses to the questions members were balloted on are as follows: 

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of strike action? 

    Number of ballot papers counted: 17,212 
    Number voting YES: 13,395 (77.8%)
    Number voting NO: 3,817 (22.2%) 

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

    Number of ballot papers counted: 17,154 
    Number voting YES: 14,879 (86.7%) 
    Number voting NO: 2,275 (13.3%) 

The turnout was 44.5%. You can view the full scrutineer's report here: http://www.ucu.org.uk/?mediaid=6867 

Please note that the next negotiating meeting is Wednesday 22 October 2014 and the union’s higher education committee meets on Friday 24 October to discuss next steps.