Report from EGM 22nd May 2024

A well attended meeting heard reports of various industrial relations matters including the MARS scheme update and news of the planned closure of Inprint & Design. A link to the PPT slides is at the foot of this article.

Attendees were also addressed by the General Secretary of UCU, Dr Jo Grady who gave an update on the national picture, campaigning strategies, and an upcoming campaign focussed on helping LA’s campaign on local issues.

Members were also asked to consider motions on the plans for a review of the recognition agreement and job security

Motion 1: Recognition Agreement.

The branch authorises the branch committee to: ​

  • Work with the employer to re-establish an organisational change forum ​
  • Proceed with exploring negotiations for a new partnership agreement

The motion was carried with no abstentions or votes against.

Motion 2: Job Security and Conditions.

  • The measures taken by the employer must not deleteriously affect (1) job security or (2) working conditions​
  • Any moves by the employer that do not meet the branch’s requirements will move towards a dispute ​
  • That the branch offers solidarity to all UCU branches currently in dispute

The motion was carried with no abstentions or votes against.

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