The University and Colleges Union (UCU) have announced today that the Marking Boycott – scheduled to take place this Friday 16th January – is suspended.
UCU have issued the following statement:
“UCU’s higher education committee (HEC) met today. HEC has decided to seek members’ views on new proposals aimed at resolving the current dispute.The proposals do provide some improvement in accrual rates and an increase in the earnings cap but also include proposed increases in members’ contributions. The action which was due to resume on Friday 16 January is suspended while the union consults members.”
The UCU members originally started the boycott in December in protest against Universities UK who proposed changes to their pension schemes. This was later suspended on Wednesday 19th December to allow for discussions between UCU and Universities UK.
The Wessex Scene will be updated as more information becomes available.