Saturday, 4 April 2009

UNISON resolution to Ballot for industrial action

The following resolution was passed unanimously (with one abstention) at the UNISON AGM:

Resolution to London Metropolitan University UNISON Branch Annual General Meeting, 2nd April 2009: Dispute with Management over job cuts

Click on link below for full text of resolution:

1.0 This Meeting Notes

1.1 That Management have failed to withdraw the threat of compulsory
Redundancies and are intent on launching a voluntary scheme without union

1.2 Management have moved towards job cuts, redundancies and outsourcing,
This threatens to increase workloads

1.3 Management’s refusal to engage in proper departmental consultation,
Involving heads of department, and sufficient time for constructive input

2.0 This Meeting Resolves:

2.1 To enter into further dispute with LMU on the above grounds

2.2 To organise a ballot for industrial action to protest against the above

2.3 To instruct / request the relevant UNISON officials to immediately set in
motion the process for organising for such a ballot

2.4 If necessary to organise a successful ‘Yes’ campaign to vote for industrial
Action – up to and including industrial action

2.5 To organise for department consultation meetings in preparation for
Management conceding to our demands for full and meaningful negotiations

2.6 To arrange comprehensive training event(s) for London Met UNISON
Representatives in negotiations specifically geared towards minimising

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