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Pay Ballot

UCU’s ballot on the pay offer in higher education closes this Thursday.  Please vote and ensure that your voice is heard by returning your ballot paper in the envelope provided.

Ballot Result – 67.8% vote to reject the offer

UCU members have overwhelmingly voted to reject the new academic workload policy proposed by management. UCU have asked UeL senior management to re-open negotaiations on the workload policy so that a fair and equitable workload policy can be agreed as soon as is practical.

Ballot on proposed Academic Workload Policy

Documents relating to the outcome of negotiations with management and their proposed new workload model are available for your consideration on this website at the  ballot subpage within the News and Campaigns page. A consultative ballot is being arranged for members to indicate their acceptance/rejection of the proposed scheme. Details will be announced shortly. (more…)

To vote you need a contact email – Please check your contact email is correct

To vote in the ballot you need to ensure that UCU has the correct contact email for you. The easiest way to check this is to log onto the national UCU website site at – this allows you to check your details and update them as necessary.  (more…)

Current ballot on industrial action

Message from your UCU branch secretary

Dear colleague,

Current ballot on industrial action

I am writing to urge you to vote YES to industrial action and action short of a strike – and I would like to share with you my reasons why it crucial that we do this. (more…)

Ballot for Industrial Action

UCU will be balloting members with regard to strike action and action short of a strike next week. Our next Branch meeting is therefore a very important meeting and is probably the most important meeting in the history of UEL and its union representation. The meeting will be held at Stratford on Wednesday 18th April (1.15-2.30) RB1.14.  We are asking all qualifying members from both sites (see UEL-UCU Branch Communications Protocol) to attend in order to discuss the opening of the ballot for Industrial Action next week at UEL along with other important developments at UEL.