USS Ballot Result

Trade dispute between UCU and your employer concerning proposed detrimental changes to the University Superannuation Scheme (USS) and your employer’s failure to agree a collective agreement with UCU to protect pension benefits.

The ballot closed at noon on Monday 20 October 2014. The responses to the questions members were balloted on are as follows:

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of strike action?

Number of ballot papers counted: 17,212
Number voting YES: 13,395 (77.8%)
Number voting NO: 3,817 (22.2%)

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of action short of a strike?

Number of ballot papers counted: 17,154
Number voting YES: 14,879 (86.7%)
Number voting NO: 2,275 (13.3%)

The turnout was 44.5%. You can view the full scrutineer’s report here: http://www.ucu.org.uk/?mediaid=6867

Please note that the next negotiating meeting is Wednesday 22 October 2014 and the union’s higher education committee meets on Friday 24 October to discuss next steps.

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