Agreement on reporting and staging of strike pay deductions
Following a meeting between the University of York management and the York branch of the University and College Union (UCU) on 4 December 2019, we are pleased to announce that we have agreed the following:
"The University of York agrees to spread deductions for strike pay for all categories of staff over two months (January and February 2020) and remove the questions relating to Action Short of a Strike (ASOS) on the online reporting form. The University also undertakes to donate all such deductions to student related activities and in consultation with the student unions. In return, York UCU undertakes to advise members to notify HR of their participation promptly and through the online form, and to prioritise reaching out sympathetically and promptly to students during ASOS days.
"There is a further understanding that UCU's undertaking does not comprise advising activity that would deviate from the mandated policy of ASOS, but that staff will agree to contribute to student learning in alternative ways that will not breach their participation in the ASOS, in the interest of protecting the progression of students."
Vice-Chancellor and President
Joanna de Groot