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Why we are advising you to reject the UUK offer - a message from the Branch President

Why we are recommending that you reject this offer: a message from the Branch president
Dear Colleague
As you will have seen, an offer was received by UCU on Friday 23 March, setting out some a proposal from UUK (the employers’ organisation).
This offer was quickly sent out to UCU’s membership by our General Secretary (Sally Hunt) who wanted it to go straight to ballot. This is in spite of the majority of branches around the country reporting members were confused about the content of the proposal, the definition of terms used, and what assurances we have about its outcomes. There was deep concern that this deal had not be negotiated at ACAS by our elected negotiators to improve the document or at least clarify its ambiguities.
The deal is now being put to members in what can only be described as a rush. The UCL UCU branch Executive is advising that the current shape of this deal contains too many dangers, crucial ambiguities, and potential traps to be able to recommend it
Here, I set out…