USS Update

The USS dispute is now over, following the majority ‘Yes’ vote in the recent ballot. The marking and assessment boycott will not be resuming.

The result of the online ballot, which closed on 26 January, was as follows:

Do you wish to accept the proposals as outlined in the covering letter? 

Number of votes cast: 15,706
Number voting YES: 10,538 (67.1%)
Number voting NO: 5,168 (32.9%)

Turnout: 39.1%

You can view the scrutineer’s report here http://www.ucu.org.uk/?mediaid=7033. The JNC has agreed to progress the changes to USS with an expected implementation date of 1 April 2016. USS via the employers will conduct a statutory consultation.