1. The systematic attack on public funding of the university system as contained in the Browne Review and the Comprehensive Spending Review;

2. That UCEA has refused to discuss a national agreement on job security and redundancy avoidance and has offered a de facto pay cut;

HE Sector Conference therefore resolves that:

Immediately following the Special Sector Conference, UCU ballot the HE membership on industrial action to defend jobs and conditions. Given the employers’ unwillingness to protect universities from cuts in staffing and provision, the UCU must demonstrate its willingness to
consider serious industrial action to protect the livelihoods of its members.

Motion passed 3 November 2010