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Feb

All Student Vote: UCU Strike Action

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On Friday 14 February 2020 dates were confirmed of upcoming strike action by UCU. This is happening as part of a national dispute over the issues of pay, workload and pensions of a significant amount of University staff, including PGRs. As a result, the Students’ Union are holding a vote for students to decide whether we should support the strike action.

The vote is open from now until 16:00 on Wednesday 19 February 2020 and only takes about 30 seconds to complete.

According to our rules, every All Student Vote requires 10% of our members to vote in order to be valid. In order to have a clear mandate on this issue, we will also require a minimum of 50% of the votes cast to be given to the winning option for us to enact it.

You can vote by clicking here.

The voting options are as follows:

I do not want SUSU to support the cause or the action

  • SUSU will not promote or facilitate any strike action by UCU

I would like SUSU to support the cause but not the action

  • SUSU will share information about the strike and the reasons for it on behalf of UCU
  • SUSU will provide space for UCU demonstrations and teach outs

I would like SUSU to support the cause and the action

  • SUSU will share information about the strike and the reasons for it on behalf of UCU
  • SUSU will provide space for UCU demonstrations and teach outs
  • Sabbatical Officers do not attend University meetings on the days of strike action
  • Sabbatical Officers will have a presence at picket lines

Please be aware that all of SUSU (including our clubs & societies and all elected officers, both full-time and voluntary) will be bound by the results of this vote and will not be able to use any official channels to promote any opposing views after the vote.

Remember you can vote online now at www.susu.org/vote

If you have any questions about this please contact our Union President via president@susu.org.

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