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UCU general secretary Sally Hunt has today written to members asking them to add their voice to a mass petition to be handed to Universities UK at the next meeting of USS institutions next Thursday, 4 December.
In order to clearly demonstrate to vice-chancellors and principals the strength of feeling among staff about USS, UCU is today launching a mass petition which you can sign here.
Branches are also being asked to present a copy of the final petition to vice-chancellor and principals.
In her email the general secretary made it clear that if during the upcoming programme of negotiating meetings between UCU and the employers agreement is not possible, ‘then the union will need to resume our boycott of assessment again in mid-January.’