Ballot on the re-designation of the second flex hour in Institutes of Technology

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Ballot of TUI members in Institutes of Technology on re-designation of second flex hour

Click here to download a TUI News ballot special. Ballot papers will issue from TUI Head Office on Friday, 16th March and must be returned to the auditors by 5pm on Wednesday, 18th April. 

What are you being asked?

The DES/TUI Agreement, May 2016 stated that a review of lecturing would be completed by March 2017.  This review should have, as a priority, re-designated the full flex hours.  

As this deadline has not been adhered to and in the event that re-designation of the second flex hour has not occurred by the commencement of the 2018/2019 academic year, do you agree to take industrial action, up to and including strike action, as directed by the TUI Executive Committee? 

What is the TUI Executive Committee recommending?

The TUI Executive Committee is recommending that you vote ‘Yes’ to engage in a campaign of industrial action on this critical issue.

What form would industrial action initially take?

If members vote in favour of the ballot, the initial action will include delivery, at maximum, of the weekly norm of class contact hours for the relevant grade with effect from the commencement of the 2018/2019 academic year.

When will the ballot take place?

Ballot papers are being posted from TUI Head Office on Friday, 16th March, 2018 and must be returned (in the envelopes provided) to the Union’s auditors, Deloitte, by 5pm on Wednesday, 18th April, 2018.

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