On Friday 13 April, UCU members voted in to accept a proposal approved by UUK to resolve the pension
63.5% of UCU members turned out to vote with 64% voting in favour and 36% voting against the new proposal.
This means any planned industrial action will be called off and no exams or graduations will be effected, however UCU made clear that their mandate to strike will be upheld until USS recognises the agreement between UCU and UUK.
Oliver Glick, Vice President Community said “We are so proud of all UCU members who engaged in robust industrial action as well as those who voted, and support their democratic decision. We are equally proud of the students who came out in various brilliant ways to support the UCU. We want to add our support to UCU General Secretary Sally Hunt’s sentiment, in making sure that the expert panel, created to independently assess the pension scheme, works as well as it can for UCU members.”
For more details visit the UCU website here, or the University of Edinburgh’s FAQ page here.