UCU nationally has reached an agreement with UUK last night which is nothing but a sell out of this dispute. They are recommending that UCU members call off strike action and reschedule lectures for a dodgy deal that will move members towards a version of Defined Contribution.
This undermines the strike so far, the power of which put UUK on the back foot, saw climbdowns on a number of important issues, and allowed UCU to negotiate from a position of power. This is unacceptable.
SOCIALIST STUDENTS, FREE UNI, AND SHEFFIELD LABOUR STUDENTS, SHEFFIELD MARXIST SOCIETY CALLS STUDENTS AND UCU MEMBERS TO AN EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION AND OPEN AIR MEETING TO DISCUSS A REJECTION OF THESE PROPOSALS AT THE BALLOT.