I am not in UCU so not striking. Anyone else? I can sense the divide already between those striking and those not in our dept, I really hate this. Agh, what a mess all round.
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Looksgood · 22/02/2023 22:42
They need 50 per cent to vote. They got 58 last time. The yes vote was high - in the 80s? So I can't see it switching to no. But will so many people vote?
May I vent about two things?
Recommended tweet from UCU: "I'm supporting my union. I voted yes".
"My" union isn't a bloody political cause. It's meant to represent me. I support it by voting either way, and indeed by paying my subs.
"I am willing to strike / take action short of a strike - yes or no"
Well yes, I'm willing if the majority of union members want to. But I don't want to. So that's a no. Except it's a yes. I would. But my vote is no.
Every communication they send is driving me mad - it's like the end of a bad marriage.
KStockHERO · 23/02/2023 16:13
Just leave. What are you actually getting from UCU for your ££ every month? If you want to be in a union for personal protection, there are others you could join.
jeanc · 23/02/2023 14:20
Thank you for posting the info about where to find out about the views of candidates on free speech, really helpful- just filled it all in and still dithering about leaving UCU.
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