UPDATE: Marking Boycott suspended

IT HAS BEEN announced that the ongoing marking boycott has been suspended following discussions, held yesterday, between the University and College Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK).

They have agreed to suspend the industrial action in relation to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pensions dispute from today (Thursday 20th November) until after the joint negotiating committee meeting scheduled for Thursday 15th January 2015. UCU-logo

In a joint statement the two parties stated that;

“Both parties are committed to seeking a joint proposal for reform that offers an affordable, sustainable and attractive pension scheme, for both current and future members. Both parties are pleased that the agreement to suspend industrial action at this early stage will mean that students will not have been adversely affected, and members of staff will not have had pay deducted.”

More information regarding the situation can be found here and here