How to vote and why

How to vote

You will be posted a ballot paper for the pay & equality dispute to the address you gave when you subscribed as a UCU member. All ballot papers should be returned in the single prepaid envelope provided. Having been postponed due to the Coronavirus crisis, we will let you know when the new deadline to cast your vote will be. Vote as soon as you can, don’t leave it to the last minute.

To check which address your ballot paper will be sent to, visit My UCU or phone 0333 207 0719.

If you don‘t receive your ballot paper or need to reorder it, please Contact Us

If you are not yet a member, you can Join UCU and cast your vote in the ballot.

Why vote

2016 government legislation put additional legal restrictions on trade unions trying to take industrial action, including a 50% turnout threshold.                          50% of members must participate for the vote to count.

This means that if you don’t vote, you don’t just silence yourself, you stop the voices of other members being heard.

In the last ballot, 74% of Kingston members who voted were in favour of taking strike action and 85% in favour of action short of a strike, but under 50% of members took part, so the vote was not valid.

  • If you want to join the strike action and action short of a strike, vote Yes/Yes.  
  • If you don’t want to take strike action but are willing to take action short of a strike, vote No/Yes.
  • If you don’t want to take action at all, vote No/No.

Whatever your choice, please vote.                                      Let’s make this ballot count!