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USS action information for HoDs/HoSs

Dear RUCU members,

I understand that during the last couple of days there have been meetings between managers (i.e. Heads of School) and HR to determine how to ‘manage’ this industrial action, how to reallocate marking, examining and so on.  HR seem to be labouring under the assumption that only the physical act of marking or setting examinations is affected by this industrial action.  That is not true, the action includes ALL aspects of the process, including all administration work associated with formal assessment. That includes allocation (or reallocation) of marking and examining.  This is detailed in the attached UCU briefing note, and I have checked with UCU Head Office today that is still the case.

I quite understand that this may put some managers who are UCU members in a difficult position.  If you would like to discuss this further, please can you let Anne know ( and we will arrange a discussion meeting one lunchtime.

Best wishes,

Paul Hatcher

RUCU President

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