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Industrial action - boycott of assessment-related activity: an update

14 November 2014

The Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) held yesterday (13 November 2014) noted that both UUK and UCU had submitted negotiating position papers but did not regard the current iteration as their final positions.

Quad Accordingly, no proposals were submitted to vote at the meeting.

The parties have agreed to a series of negotiating meetings between now and the next scheduled JNC to be held on 15 January 2015. The purpose of these meetings is to close the differences between the stakeholders' negotiating positions, with a view to reaching agreement. This will include a meeting between the respective actuaries of the USS Trustee Board, UUK, and UCU.

With the aim of encouraging productive discussions, UUK and UCU agree to consult their constituent structures on the prospect of suspending the current industrial action from 20 November 2014 until after the JNC scheduled for 15 January 2015. The consultation will be concluded by 19 November.

Read the full joint UCU/UUK statement here.

UCL welcomes this development and hopes that the boycott can be suspended.

We will provide an update to staff via The Week@UCL on 20 November.

Nigel Waugh, Director of Human Resources