20th April 2015
Many thanks to those of you who managed to vote in our very tight time-constrained industrial action consultative survey over the Easter break. Apologies to those who were unable to meet the deadline as a result of booked leave.
The result, on a respectable 30% turnout – particularly given the above time constraints, is overwhelmingly in favour of moving to a full industrial action ballot for resolute action:
Q1: Are you willing to participate in strike action against the S188 proposals for compulsory redundancies?
Yes – 85%
No – 15%
Q2: Are you willing to take action short of a strike against the S188 proposals for compulsory redundancies?
Yes – 87%
No – 13%
It is now crystal clear that as members of both UCU and Unison – whose members also voted strongly in favour of a similar industrial action ballot, we will not stand idly by while the university’s vice-chancellor moves to sack 165 academic and administrative staff explicitly on the basis of raising SSRs that we believe will do nothing but damage student experience and the future potential of our university.
Mark Campbell, London Met UCU (Chair)
Cliff Snaith, London Met UCU (Secretary)
on behalf of London Met UCU Coordinating Committee