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We did it! Members vote overwhelmingly to strike again

We’ve proven that we can do it, again! Huge congratulations to every one of our members for an outstanding result. On Wednesday we were notified that 92% of those voting in our reballot said yes in favour of taking further strike action, if we aren’t offered an improved offer from the University in our pay and conditions dispute. The turnout in the ballot was just over 51% (with a healthy increase in membership from our last ballot too). 

It’s always a bit nerve wracking to hear whether or not we’ve passed the 50% threshold. Government legislation sets this arbitrary threshold and insists that all votes need to be returned by post.  These measures are designed to make it more difficult for workers to take strike action. It’s a testament to the dedication and resilience of our members that we’ve hit this intentionally difficult threshold yet again, our members have always been fantastic at showing up.

This result means that we can, once again, legally take strike action. It also shows the University that we won’t just go away and that we have the backing of our members to keep pushing for a fairer system for all support staff.

Members should have now received an invite to our next members meeting on Tuesday (please email us at if you haven’t), where we will be talking about how we use this amazing result to win our dispute.

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