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Respect FE consultative e-ballot results

27 March 2023

I'm delighted to announce the results of the Respect FE consultation e-ballot which closed on Friday 24 March at 5.00pm and asked members the following question:

Are you prepared to take strike action to secure an above inflation pay rise, binding national bargaining structures, and a national workload agreement?

Yes: 87%
No: 13%
Turnout: 51%

This is a fantastic result and testament to the strength of feeling amongst college staff that we deserve respect and recognition for the work we do as further education (FE) practitioners. Thousands of you have shown support for the union's Respect FE campaign by taking part and I also want to congratulate the many local UCU reps whose hard work promoting the e-ballot contributed to this strong result. 

This consultation is an important step in the campaign and the results will be considered by a special sector conference taking place this Saturday 1 April. We'll be keeping you informed about decisions made by branch delegates at the conference, but for now I want to thank you for backing your union and taking the time to participate and have your say.

Best wishes

Maxine Looby
UCU vice-president


Click here for the full list of participating branches.

Last updated: 28 March 2023