If they say something often enough, will people believe it?
At three minutes past one today, when the University knew a major UCU meeting was taking place, all members of staff received an email stating the reason for the break down of ACAS talks last week:
“The sticking point was a demand from UCU that the University management rule out any possibility of compulsory redundancy of any academic within the Faculty of Biological Sciences (FBS).”
The UCU reps in ACAS never made this demand, but perhaps the University management hopes that if they say it often enough, people will believe it. Members, other staff and students deserve better. UCU are prepared to continue talking. Are the University?