You will be aware that from Monday 25 November to Wednesday
4 December, members of UCU will be taking strike action, following a ballot of
their members. SUSU’s stance on major issues affecting the academic experience
like this is decided by our members following democratic procedures and so the
question was taken to our AGM today.
With a result of 64% of those voting in favour of the
strike action, SUSU will now be supporting the strike action.
You can find out more about the strike action and how it has come about by reading our previous discussion with UCU … Read the rest
Tags: AGM 2019, UCU, UCU Southampton, UCU strikes
At the recent extraordinary meeting of our Education Zone on Thursday 08 February, we voted to support the industrial action by the University and Colleges Union (UCU), standing in solidarity with academic staff not only from Southampton but across the UK also who are taking what is a last-resort action to protect their pensions.
The presentation which was shown at the Education Zone meeting can be found here, and goes through the context of the strike in more detail.
We will be sending representatives to meet with the local UCU branch to discuss ways in which we can … Read the rest
Tags: Education Zone, Industrial strike action, Teach Outs, UCU, UCU Southampton, University and Colleges Union, University of Southampton Students' Union