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So @colette147 since you just sent yet another email to members to which I cannot respond, let me do so here: many of us sent you a letter asking you why you posted misleading information when opening the ballot. You have yet to respond #USSstrike 1/
Our question was: why did you collapse 'revise and resubmit' and 'no detriment' and offered no plan B is the vote is 'no'. Instead of responding, you outline yet again why you recommend 'yes'. This is the third time you have done so @colette147 #USSstrike 2/
This time you start your email with a link 'click here to vote'. Why does the link not go to the ballot @colette147? Why does it go to your previous email also recommending 'yes'? Is this your version of democratic procedures? And how you inform your members? #USSstrike 3/
You say you believe 'further clarifications and concessions are unlikely'. You said the exact same thing on March 13th. But we did get more concessions then did we not? #USSstrike 4/
You say this 'on the basis of my discussions'. Is it appropriate for the union to vote on the basis of your belief formed on the back of undisclosed 'discussions'. Where was the negotiating team in this? #USSstrike 4/
I agree UCU should 'back the employers new found commitment' to DB, HAD IT EXISTED! No such commitment exists. The proposal states that it recognises we value DB. Their commitment is to sth 'broadly comparable': they had stated that DC is 'broadly comparable' too #USSstrike 5/
I may be wrong but the 'regulatory space' is NOT a fact of nature. If industrial action had always been about meekly adhering to 'regulatory spaces' we would never have had pensions in the first place. Or eight hour working days. Or much else #USSstrike 6/
Re 'struggling to think of any other group of workers' achieving as much as this, perhaps I can point you to this… It might refresh your memory. #USSstrike 7/
Re 'struggling to think of any other group of workers' achieving more recently, perhaps you missed this, as reported in that niche commie rag @guardian…. Or does US not count because they are so receptive to unions there? #USSstrike 8/
Oh sorry @colette147 you meant you could't think of workers achieving as much IN PENSIONS! Sorry sent you wrong link there. How about this #USSstrike 9/
Dear @colette147 @ucu I eagerly await your response! And so do the rest of the members! We would be grateful if you did not send us a fourth 'why we should vote yes' email. I believe we know your position by now. Thank you #USSstrike 10/end of thread
PS: BTW, I did not refer to you as @ucu until the end . This was intentional. You see dear @colette147, your actions and conduct throughout this dispute mean that you may need to be reminded that WE are UCU #USSstrike #NoCapitulation Tata
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