Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who took the time
to participate in this All Student Vote about the upcoming industrial strike
2,541 students voted. The voting breakdown is as follows:
I would like SUSU to support the cause and the action – 37%
I would like SUSU to support the cause but not the action – 35%
I do not want SUSU to support the cause or the action – 28%
This result has given us a clear mandate to support the strike action. Despite this, neither of the support options got 50%, or any clear majority, … Read the rest
Tags: All Student Vote, strikes, UCU
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.
to our rules, every All Student Vote requires 10% of our members to vote in
order … Read the rest
Tags: All Student Vote, UCU, UCU strikes
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
An event is being hosted from 3pm on Friday 15 October in the concourse (reception area of building 42) looking at the UCU (University and College Union) and why they have decided to take 8 days of strikes from the 25 November.
This will be attended by UCU members working at the University and will be aimed at helping you understand why industrial action is happening and how it might affect you. The event will be an open forum with a Q&A.
We will be putting the question of whether you support these strikes to a vote at our AGM … Read the rest
Tags: Industrial Action, strikes, UCU, university
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
As you may know, some members of staff at the university have been involved in an assessment boycott since the 7th November, over changes to lecturer’s pensions. In the last few hours, UCU (the University and College union) has agreed to suspend the current industrial action until the 15th January.
We know that this is a complex dispute, and we want to make sure that you aren’t kept in the dark about what’s going on. Here are some of the most common questions, answered.
Why is the boycott suspended?
UCU has suspended the boycott because this … Read the rest
Tags: Education Zone, staff, SUSU, UCU