Profile picture
erin robbins @eerobbi
, 8 tweets, 3 min read Read on Twitter
RE: skepticism about rejecting ballot on the basis that goal of further #USSstrike action is unclear or unreasonable. Yes we have obtained a process. But that process could be vastly improved with just 2 small tweaks that cost UUK nothing if they are operating in good faith... 1/
1) clarify timescale. Be explicit about what happens in April 2019 if JEP fail to reach a conclusion. @MikeOtsuka has given us his best guess but UUK can confirm. Committing to process as outlined opens possibility of deadlock. We must know what happens if this is the case...2/
2) Or, if as @JeanFind suggests there is scope to influence current valuation, this should be explicit in the text, confirmed by both UUK & UCU... 3/
Absent these crucial points we have nothing explicit to hold UUK accountable in case things go south. vague wording means UUK can publicly appear to honor their commitment without any concrete way to actually enforce this... 4/
I won’t touch on the DB element of the debate here. But if the argument is that we want to vote for a process, I see little here to clarify how the process works & how we as members can be assured that things progress in a fair, timely, and transparent method... 5/
This is partly what the #ReviseAndResubmit movement was about. No detriment is a caricature. I see the value of committing to a process but not one this nebulous, at least not without further clarity. And on that note... 6/
If @ucu leadership plan to offer this clarity now, after the ballot is live and/or after the USS trustee meeting, this is profoundly wrong. It changes the meaning of the agreement after other members have voted.... 7/
It does not indicate a commitment to transparency by our own leadership. It does not inspire confidence about the future of the JEP & how it is formed. #wearetheuniversity & this is our union. These are decisions we should make together as an informed community in solidarity /fin
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to erin robbins
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!