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UAL members vote for action

Please see below the message that went to all members at UAL concerning the excellent ballot result:

To UCU members at University of the Arts London

Colleagues,

The results of the UAL UCU ballot for industrial action that closed earlier today are as follows:

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

Number of votes cast in the ballot:  307

Individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 208

Individuals answering “No” to the question: 98

Spoiled voting papers: 1

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

Number of votes cast in the ballot:  307

Individuals answering “Yes” to the question: 250

Individuals answering “No” to the question: 54

Spoiled voting papers: 3

This constitutes 68% in favour of strike action and 82% in favour of action short of strike. It is a strong mandate for action and an endorsement of UCU’s demands in the current dispute.

Your branch negotiators have been seeking to resolve the dispute for months now without any sign of movement from management.

UAL management have continued with a series of course closures and reorganisations without due or sensible regard to the views and concerns of staff and students.

This ballot result demonstrates the strength of feeling against management’s failure to address our concerns or to negotiate a sensible and lasting resolution to the dispute. Hopefully, in the light of this result, management will now realise that they cannot continue imposing cuts and reorganisation without full and meaningful consultation and negotiation with UCU and the other recognised trade unions.

We remain available for negotiations on UCU’s three demands:

Withdrawal of compulsory redundancy notices.

A review of course closures to date and an agreed protocol for future course reviews.

A properly negotiated and fair redundancy agreement with no reduced terms

The UAL UCU co-ordinating committee will meet later today to consider the next steps and has called an

ALL MEMBERS MEETING

5PM

TOMORROW

WEDNESDAY 19 MAY

THE COCHRANE THEATRE

SOUTHAMPTON ROW

WC1B 4AP

  This is a very important meeting

 Please make every effort to attend

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