2018 Pay Claim

Despite the enormous efforts made by branches and UCU staff very few institutions achieved the 50% turnout required by the law before industrial action is possible.

Matt Waddup, UCU national head of policy and campaigns, said 'It is very frustrating that while overall the turnout is the highest we have seen in UCU for a national pay ballot in this sector, this is not enough to take action in the vast majority of institutions.

'While we all know the law is unfair, we also know that without a high turnout we cannot turn the anger about the treatment of staff into tangible action so I would like to thank those of you who voted and who worked to increase the turnout for your support.'

The results will now be considered by the Higher Education Committee.

Until such time as advised please note that our current dispute remains on.


More information on the claim and national negotiations can be found here.