October 13, 2021
From Wessex Solidarit (UK)

Vote “yes” in the UCU ballot

Leeds SolFed

The UCU, at a Special Higher Education Sector Conference, has now set out the terms of
the continuing dispute centred on pensions and the Four Fights (casualization, workload,
equal pay and conditions for women and BAME workers and the broader issue of pay).
Our small but growing Union, the Solidarity Federation Education Union, supports this
ballot and argues that workers should vote in favour of strike action to defend our
pensions and conditions. With inflation rising, furlough ending, and historic injustices
over pay, pensions and conditions continuing to prevail, the only option left to us is
downing tools and walking out. To have any chance of success, this action must
be both local and national and must build on the gains, small though they were, of the last
period of strike action.

The ballot for action will open on the 18th of October and run for just over 2 weeks…

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