Facing a threatened boycott of marking as we approach the summer exams, the employers' organisation UCEA offered a 2% pay rise for 2014/15. UCU member overwhelmingly accepted this, and so settled the continuing dispute over the previous year's pay. There will be no marking boycott this year But once again - as twice before - … Continue reading Final outcome of HE pay dispute
Some photos of the pickets and rally on October 31st - thanks for everyone's support!
As you know, members of UCU at University of Exeter are being asked to undertake ASOS (action short of a strike or work-to-contract / working to rule) from November 1st as part of a continuing campaign in support of a fair pay rise for you and your colleagues. For guidance on what duties and tasks … Continue reading ASOS from November 1st 2013: Guidance
Colleagues - great news from our National Head of Campaigns on making our voice stronger in the run up to industrial action - please send to non-members in your department to encourage them to join: Message to send to colleagues Dear colleague, I hope you do not mind me emailing you with some information. So … Continue reading Industrial Action on HE Pay: Recruitment update & email to non-members
Dear Colleagues, We write to you as the officers of the unions recognized by Exeter University to represent their staff for bargaining. We worked hard with the University to reach an offer of 1% above any national agreement that might be reached by our unions in national negotiations. The University also agreed to pay the ‘living wage’ to … Continue reading Joint Unions’ letter on the ballot results and Registrar’s letter
Staff at Exeter will have received an email from the Registrar summarising the results of the poll by the three campus unions, and blaming those who voted in the poll (mainly to reject the offer) for denying staff a pay rise. This is clearly ridiculous: the management can pay us more any time. The vote … Continue reading Outcome of ballot on local bargaining
EXETER UCU POLL ON LOCAL PAY BARGAINING The notion of withdrawing from national bargaining was first floated by Exeter University management over a year ago. UCU members at Exeter gave your negotiators a mandate to engage in informal 'talks about talks' about local bargaining. We have worked very closely with other recognised Trade Unions, Unite … Continue reading Details of the offer on which the campus unions were balloted Nov/Dec 2012