The proposed marking boycott by members of the University and College Union (UCU) has been officially cancelled, according to the University of Southampton.
Ongoing pay disputes which started in 2013 have been resolved, with UCU members told to fulfill their duties as normal. Over 83% of union members voted to accept the pay increase offered to them. This means that there will be no disruption in the marking and assessments of assignments or exams.
UCU’s general secretary Sally Hunt said of the ballot:
Members have made it overwhelmingly clear that they wish to accept the two percent pay offer and call off the proposed marketing boycott. My thanks go to UCU members for their support in this dispute.
The marking boycott had been considered as a last resort to resolving tensions between the union and the university earlier in the year, with final year students particularly worried about graduation.