Update: Zoom links have now been sent out for this meeting. If you have not received yours please contact the local branch office. Please note that this is a members meeting to discuss ASOS and the marking boycott, separate from the AGM which is to be held the following week.
UCU have confirmed that they will be calling for a marking and assessment boycott from 23 May and a further 10 days of strike action in those branches which have an ongoing mandate for industrial action. Heriot-Watt are one of 44 universities who will taking part in this latest escalation of the disputes over pay, conditions and USS pensions.
The union’s higher education committee will meet on Thursday 12 May to decide when strike action should take place. In the meantime we are working with the Principal to agree local statements on both disputes.
We will then hold a local branch members meeting on Wednesday 18 May from 12.30 to 1.30 to discuss further action.
Please come to this meeting. Instructions about about how to join will follow by email. BSL interpreting will be provided.