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Reduced blogging during talks

January 10, 2010

Talks with ACAS between the UCU and the University management begin tomorrow morning, following the briefing meeting on Tuesday. During talks, the blog will offer fewer postings as a sign of good faith that the talks will be constructive. We will respond to any propaganda, of course, such as that put out earlier last week, and will give members updates on progress as far as is possible given the confidential nature of the talks. Blogs on matters other than the dispute, and administrative items regarding the ballot and news items on student activity will continue as usual, when appropriate.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. lecturer permalink
    January 11, 2010 10:39 AM

    I hope there will be a union response to the letter to all staff VC sent out on Friday evening.

  2. January 11, 2010 10:50 AM

    Thanks for your comment. A formal response may appear on our website, if deemed appropriate, and will be linked from the blog. Certainly, the mention of an ‘open and transparent approach to the economies exercise’ as a ‘philosophy’ that shaped the University approach to the FBS review was, quite coincidentally, put into perspective the same day by the professors of FBS who said in their letter to University management that the opposite had been the experience of their colleagues (

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