Emergency Motion on USS Dispute for Sector Conference

The following motion has been proposed by the branch Executive for the special HE sector conference at the end of the month.

Sector conference notes:

*       The huge success and popularity of the 30 November strike in mobilising opposition to attacks on public sector pensions
*        The importance of linking, but not subordinating, our USS dispute to the broader public sector pension dispute
*        The continuing resistance to the attacks on public sector pensions by several unions including PCS, Unite and the NUT

Sector conference agrees:

*        To oppose the suspension of action as proposed in UCU HE129
*        Immediately to draw up a timetable to escalate our industrial action and to plan for rolling regional, national, and UK-wide strikes as well as effective forms of action short of a strike
*        To coordinate our action, wherever possible, with action taken by other UCU members over TPS as well as action taken by other unions in defence of their pensions

Motion passed: 25th January 2012