UCU Solidarity Movement statement: Defend the MAB!

We, the undersigned, believe that UCU must maximise the impact of the Marking and Assessment Boycott (MAB), and ensure that our action is effective.

In the light of overtures made by the union to UCEA to ‘suspend’ the MAB, we call for three things:

  1. Hold the line. We currently have leverage over the employers. The principal responsibility of the union must be to rally around members at the sharp end of deductions.
  2. Reballot. We need the summer reballot in both disputes to be called as a matter of urgency in order to have the greatest leverage in any negotiation. (HE officers can do this without waiting for an HEC meeting.)
  3. Democracy. If we receive an offer from UCEA, we must be sure that any proposal is brought to a Branch Delegate Meeting ahead of any HEC meeting.

Initial signatories include:

Rosalynd Southern, University of Liverpool, UCU branch comms officer
Sean Wallis, University College London, UCU branch secretary, HEC member and national negotiator
Rhian Elinor Keyse, Birkbeck College, UCU HEC member, UCU Anti-Casualisation Committee
Peta Bulmer, University of Liverpool, UCU branch president and HEC member
Grant Buttars, University of Edinburgh, UCU Comms Officer; UCU Scotland vice president and HEC member
Matt Perry, Newcastle University, UCU HEC member and branch chair
Julie Hearn, Lancaster University, UCU branch co-president and HEC member 
Carlo Morelli, University of Dundee, UCU Scotland honorary secretary and HEC member
Mark Abel, University of Brighton, UCU branch chair and HEC member
Dr Marian Mayer, Bournemouth University, UCU national negotiator
Richard Wild, University of Greenwich, UCU branch co-chair and London Region HE secretary
Ross Gibson, University of Strathclyde, UCU branch secretary
Andy Swiffin, University of Dundee, UCU branch committee
S Joss, Heriot-Watt University
Alec Edworthy, Loughborough University, UCU health and safety officer
Julie Canavan, Brighton University, UCU branch co-chair
Deborah Kerfoot, Keele University, UCU member
David Hill, York St John University, UCU member
Steph Mulrine, Newcastle University, UCU branch committee member
Aisling O’Beirn, Ulster University, UCU branch anti-casualisation officer
Séagh Kehoe, University of Westminster, UCU
Giuliana Tiripelli, De Montfort University, UCU branch secretary
Martin Morgan-Taylor, De Montfort University, UCU branch chair
Stuart Price, De Montfort University, UCU branch committee and JNC member
JJ Chan, Kingston University, UCU member
Ian Swift, University of Dundee, UCU co-branch secretary
Ben Wiedel-Kaufmann, Open University, UCU branch committee member
Tony Brown, University College London, UCU branch committee member
Phillip Allsopp, Cardiff University, UCU branch anti-casualisation officer
Andreas Anastasiou, University of Leicester, UCU member
Dario Carugo, University of Oxford, UCU branch committee member
Esther McIntosh, York St John University, UCU member
Prof Phil Taylor, University of Strathclyde (retd)
Kevin Biderman, University of Brighton, UCU branch committee member
Jou Yin, Teoh, Brunel University, UCU department rep
Sean Griffiths, University of Westminster, UCU branch chair
Eeva Sointu, York St John University, UCU branch committee member
Erika Laredo, Leeds Beckett University, UCU joint branch secretary
Mark O'Brien, University of Liverpool, UCU vice president
Diana Jeater, University of Liverpool, UCU member
Rosi Smith, De Montfort University, UCU membership and organising secretary
Suzy Fitzpatrick York St John University, UCU branch secretary
Joel Maddock-James, York St John University, UCU branch vice secretary
Nicola Field. Kingston University, UCU branch liaison officer
Daniel Edmondson, York St John University, UCU branch committee member
Steven Emery, York St John University, UCU member
Dai O'Brien, York St John University, UCU member
Donna Brown, Royal Holloway University of London, UCU branch chair
Caleb Day, Durham University, UCU branch anti-casualisation officer
Stefano Cremonesi, Durham University, UCU branch committee member
Anna L. Morgan, Kingston University, UCU vice chair
Ryan Burns, University of Brighton, UCU branch secretary
Amy Hughes-Stanley, Liverpool John Moores University, UCU branch treasurer.
Clinton Ingrams, De Montfort University, UCU branch treasurer
Dave Beck, University of Salford, UCU member
Ruth Ballardie, University of Greenwich, UCU branch co-chair
Kate Hardy, University of Leeds, UCU branch membership officer
Richard Bradbury, Open University, UCU branch vice president
Bee Hughes, Liverpool John Moores University, UCU branch chair
Milos Simpraga, Liverpool John Moores University, UCU member
Roddy Slorach, Imperial College London, UCU branch secretary 
Ellen Owens, University of Reading, UCU branch treasurer
Loes Veldpaus, Newcastle University, UCU branch equalities officer
Saira Weiner, Liverpool John Moores University, UCU branch secretary
Nick White, Sheffield Hallam University, UCU rep
Sam Morecroft, University of Sheffield International College, UCU branch president
Julie Smiles, University of Sunderland, Senior Lecturer
Christina Paine, London Met, UCU branch chair
William Astle, University of Cambridge, UCU branch membership secretary
Dr Talat Ahmed, University of Edinburgh
Gail Edwards, Newcastle, UCU rep  
Cecilia Wee, Royal College of Art, UCU branch co-chair and co-equalities rep
Christian Hogsbjerg, University of Brighton, UCU branch treasurer
Harriet Curtis, De Montfort University, UCU member
James Cussens, University of Bristol UCU, Engineering faculty rep
Tom Haines-Doran, University of Leeds, Policy Fellow
Matilda Moors, UAL, London Met and UWE, Associate Lecturer/HPL
Prof Jamie Callahan, Professor of Organisation & Ethics, Durham University, UCU membership and recruitment secretary
Anne Alexander, University of Cambridge, UCU rep
Steve Presence, UWE Bristol, Associate Professor of Film Studies
Alessandro Ayuso, University of Westminster, UCU member
Lindsay Bywood, University of Westminster, UCU branch committee member
Madalena Lemos, Durham University, UCU committee member and departmental rep
Sam Betts-Davies, University of Leeds, PGR and UCU member
James Brackley, University of Sheffield, Lecturer
Stephen Muir, University of Leeds, Senior Lecturer in Music, UCU branch equality officer
Xanthe Whittaker, University of Leeds, UCU branch membership officer
Brian Irvine, University of Leeds, UCU member
John Miers, Kingston, UCU branch communications officer
Andy Williams, Cardiff University, UCU branch media spokesperson
Janet Munro, Trinity Laban, UCU branch secretary
Sitna Quiroz, Durham University
Prof Henry Maitles, University of the West of Scotland (retd.)
Philip Harris, Kingston University, Senior Lecturer, UCU branch committee member
Lucia Llano Puertas, University of Westminster
Valeria Tolis, University of Leeds, UCU member
Professor Megan Povey, University of Leeds, Professor of Food Physics
Marina Baldissera Pacchetti, University of Leeds, Research Fellow, UCU branch anti-casualisation officer
Daniel Howdon, University of Leeds, Senior research fellow, UCU department rep
Amy Ryall, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UCU member, UCU ARPS Committee
Fenella Cannell, London School of Economics and Political Science, Associate Professor/Reader, UCU branch committee member
Nicola Pratt, University of Warwick, UCU branch membership secretary (personal capacity)
Anthony Bracuti, University of Leeds, UCU member
Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, University of Warwick, UCU branch co-chair
Toby Andrew, Imperial College London, UCU rep
Tom Six, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Reader in Politics and Performance
William Hardman, University of Liverpool, UCU branch chair
Ruth Humphreys, Heriot-Watt University
Fleur Martin, University of Warwick, UCU PGR / branch secretary
Nick Evans, University of Leeds, UCU member, teaching fellow
Immanuel Feld, University of Warwick, PhD Student
David Williams, University of Leeds
Matt Howard, Kent, Lecturer
Katharine Johnston, University of Leeds, Research Fellow
Kiron Ward, University of St Andrews, Lecturer
Graham Kirkwood, Newcastle University, UCU branch committee member, trades council delegate
Prof Fergus Nicol, London Metropolitan University, UCU member
Prof Andy Morse, University of Liverpool, UCU member
Hannah Cross, University of Westminster, UCU branch secretary
Preetha Leela Chockalingam, London Metropolitan University, ASL officer
Judith Carter, University of Liverpool, Lecturer
Mabel Encinas, London Metropolitan University, UCU branch secretary
Daryl Hodge, University of Liverpool, UCU branch committee member
Prof John Parrington, University of Oxford, UCU branch treasurer
Rosalba Biasini, University of Liverpool, UCU branch committee member
Bernadette Ryan, Greenwich, UCU Member
Alan Currall, The Glasgow School of Art, Lecturer
Lawrence Davies, University of Liverpool, UCU member
Jon Urch, University of Dundee, UCU member
Miriam Kent, University of Leeds, Lecturer, UCU branch anti-casualisation rep
Ivo Siekmann, Liverpool John Moores University, Senior Lecturer of Applied Mathematics
Marian Mayer, Bournemouth University, UCU branch co-chair and national negotiator
Dr Suzanna Chan, Ulster University, Lecturer
Clara Ursitti, Glasgow Schhol of Art, Lecturer
Janette Porter, Liverpool John Moores University, Lecturer
Lucia Galvez-Bravo, Liverpool John Moores University, UCU member
Deborah Adshead, Sheffield Hallam University, Senior Lecturer, UCU branch officer
Jennifer Drabble, Sheffield Hallam, Senior Lecturer, UCU branch health & safety rep
William Proctor, Bournemouth University, Associate Professor, UCU branch officer
Dr Michael Berenbrink, University of Liverpool
Kasey Clark, University of Liverpool, Lecturer
Rania Obead, Edinburgh Napier, PhD student-assistant researcher
Elinor Taylor, University of Westminster, UCU branch member
Daniel Ritchie, University of Liverpool, UC PGR rep
Cristian Serdean, De Montfort University, UCU branch vice-chair
Norman Hagan, Ulster University, UCU ARPS and health & safety rep
Richard Stupart, University of Liverpool, Lecturer
Stephen Harper, Bournemouth University, Senior Lecturer
Matthew Burns, University of Liverpool, Senior Clinical Trials Manager, UCU member
Bob Jeffery, Sheffield Hallam University, UCU anti-casualisation officer
Kate Bennett, University of Liverpool, UCU branch committee ordinary member/professor
Abdullah Yusuf, University of Dundee, UCU Scotland executive member (BAME)
Philip Allsopp, Ulster University, Lecturer
Mathew Price, Ulster University, Lecturer
Dr Frank Sewell, Ulster University
Prof Val Gillies, University of Westminster  
Nick Lawrence, University of Warwick, UCU branch environmental secretary
Ms Megan Juss, University of Liverpool, School of Medicine Technology Enhanced Learning Manager, UCU Member
Mary, Ulster University, Senior law lecturer
Karl McCreadie, Ulster University, Lecturer
Goretti Horgan, Ulster University , UCU branch committee member
Dr Bridget Cotter, University of Westminster, Lecturer in Politics
Emma Campbell, Ulster University, Research Associate
Sherene Meir, Durham University, UCU department rep
Shuang Gao, University of Liverpool, Lecturer
Kelsey Campolong, Ulster University, UCU member
Martin Boyle, Ulster University, Finance Systems Manager
Michael Callaghan, Ulster University, Reader
Jessie Martin, University of West London, Hourly paid lecturer
David Swanson, University of Manchester, UCU branch president
Paul Prior, University College London, UCU rep
Danny Farren, Ulster University, IT
Brian Patton, University of Strathclyde, UCU deputy branch chair
Mandy Brown, University College London, Student
Jenny Rivas Perez, University of Leeds, Professional Staff, incoming UCU branch committee member
Luisa Zanchi, University of Leeds, UCU member
Josh Moos, Leeds Beckett, UCU branch committee member
Karl McCreadie, Ulster University, Lecturer
Mwenza Blell, Newcastle University, NUAcT Fellow
Derek Keenan, University of Strathclyde, UCU branch chair
Prof Deana Heath, University of Liverpool
Dr Michele Gazzola, Ulster University
Anthony Sullivan, London College of Fashion (UAL), UCU branch secretary
Rob Macmaster, University of Westminster, Principal Lecturer in Politics, UCU branch chair, Regent Campus
Sareen Galbraith, Leeds beckett university, Health and safety officer / senior lecturer
Linda Moore, Ulster University, UCU branch equality officer
Camilla Royle, LSE, UCU committee member
Ben Abell, Sheffield Hallam University, Lecturer, UCU branch secretary
Nick Domminney, Strathclyde University, Architecture Year 2 tutor
Moira McCarthy, Ulster University, Employability & Career Manager
Dr Brian McNeil, University of Strathclyde
Lewis Mackenzie, University of Strathclyde, Chancellors Fellow, UCU Member
Matthew Fluck, University of Westminster, Senior Lecturer, UCU member
Clair Sharpe, University of Liverpool, UCU member
Carole Maddern, Goldsmiths University of London, Lecturer
Helen Norman, University of Leeds, Senior Research Fellow, UCU member
Sam Bell, University of Liverpool, Lecturer
John Brissenden, University of Westminster, UCU branch vice chair (Harrow)
Steven Spencer, University of York, UCU branch co-president
Dr Ben Hourahine, University of Strathclyde
Andy Ridley, University of Roehampton, Lecturer, UCU rep
Molly Geidel, University of Manchester, UCU branch co-vice president
Andrew Kilmister, Oxford Brookes University, Senior Lecturer, UCU trades council delegate
Lesley Stevenson, London Metropolitan University, UCU member
Nicki Kindersley, Cardiff University, Lecturer and UCU branch committee member
Lubna Khan, Bradford College School of Business, UCU branch secretary
Dave McAree, Ulster University, UCU learning/CPD officer
Áine MacNeill, Ulster University, Instructional Designer, UCU member
Mark Ballentine, Ulster University, H&S Partner
Damian Gallagher, Ulster university, Lecturer
Alice Gale-Feeny, Kingston University, Lecturer, BA Fine Art
Elizabeth Elliott, Aberdeen, Senior lecturer, UCU learning rep
Will Byrd, LSE, Research Assistant
David Wood, Cardiff University, English Language Programmes Rep
Peter Evans, West London College, UCU NEC and branch vice chair
Mark Alderson, The Open University, student
Kate Sang, Heriot Watt, UCU branch vice president
Susan Fitzpatrick, York St John University, Lecturer in Human Geography, UCU branch secretary
Gabriele Zagel-Millmore, University of Leeds, Language Lecturer, UCU member
Alexandros Magiakos, Warwick, PhD student
Renata Mirra, Cardiff University, Lecturer
Prof Catherine Rottenberg, University of Nottingham, former UCU branch vice president
Rachel Shanks, University of Aberdeen, Senior Lecturer, UCU branch vice president
Peter Rutherford, University of Nottingham, UCU department rep
Dr Ray Campbell, Royal Holloway University of London, Associate Lecturer, UCU rep
Dr Claire Taylor, University of Nottingham, Associate Professor in History
Melanie Bhend, University of Nottingham, Assistant Professor
Olivia Afonso, Oxford Brookes University, UCU branch committee member ICU
Chrisostomos Prodromou, University of Sussex, Senior Lecturer
Jenny Elliott, University of Nottingham, UCU branch workload rep
Alan Barker, University of Nottingham, UCU branch committee member
Dr David Yates, University of Sheffield, Lecturer in Accounting
Leslie Huckfield, Glasgow Caledonian and OU, Visiting Fellow, UCU member
Prof Antonio Padilla, University of Nottingham, Professor of Physics, UCU branch rep
Katy Jones, Cardiff University, Senior Lecturer
Matteo Mandarini, Queen Mary University of London, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Organisation
Alexis Wearmouth, Queen Mary University of London, Teaching Fellow
Daniel Schweimler, London Metropolitan University, Lecturer, UCU branch committee member
James Bainbridge, University of Liverpool, Lecturer
Claudine Grisard, Queen Mary University of London, Lecturer in Accounting, UCU branch committee member
Samuel Brevitt, Queen Mary University of London, PhD student, teaching associate
L. Scott Blankenship, University of Nottingham, Research Fellow
Mohammad Javanmard, University of Warwick, PhD student, UCU member
Prof Angela Daly, University of Dundee, Dundee UCU branch committee member
Dr Adam Lonsdale, Oxford Brookes University, Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Jamie Allinson, University of Edinburgh, UCU member
James Brackley, University of Sheffield, UCU branch pensions officer
Alistair Cartwright, University of Liverpool, Research Fellow
Lily O’Connell, University of South Wales, UCU member
Mark Jamieson, University of East London, UCU member
Maria-Daniella Dick, University of Glasgow, Senior Lecturer and UCU branch committee member
Robbie McLaughlan, Newcastle University, Lecturer
Jan Deckers, Newcastle University, UCU rep
Ruth Brown, University of East London, Senior Lecturer
Siavash Bakhtiar, University of Westminster, Lecturer
Ed Hadfield, University of Westminster, UCU member
Dr Helen Glew, University of Westminster, Senior Lecturer
Vladimir Unkovski-Korica, University of Glasgow, UCU branch secretary (p/c)
Deevia Healeas, University of Westminster, Visiting Lecturer, UCU branch officer
Irina Chkhaidze, Central Saint Martins, UAL, Associate Lecturer, UCU site rep
Federica Mazzara, University of Westminster, Reader
Helen Franks, University of Salford, Senior Lecturer, UCU branch secretary
Susan Fitzpatrick, York St John University, Lecturer in Human Geography, UCU branch secretary
Amber Edwards, Leeds Beckett University, Academic Librarian, UCU branch membership secretary
Emma Lay, Arts University Bournemouth, EAP lecturer, UCU branch chair
Keshab Bhattarai, University of Hull, UCU branch president
Peter Chonka, King's College London, Lecturer, branch exec member (anti casualisation)
Georgios Argyropoulos, Stirling, Lecturer
Professor Christine Ferguson, University of Stirling, Chair in English Studies
Rick Mitchell, Ulster University, Lecturer in Marketing, UCU branch comms officer
Harriet Curtis, De Montfort University, Senior Lecturer
Peter Mitchell, Newcastle University,  UCU branch committee member
Dave McAree, Ulster University, Lecturer
Dan Shipsides, Ulster University, Lecturer
Lindesay Dawe, Ulster University, Lecturer
Martin Purcell, Dundee, Lecturer
Alys Scott-Hawkins, Arts University Bournemouth, Visiting Tutor
Prof Kate Meagher, London School of Economics, UCU branch committee member
Fenella Cannell, London School of Economics, Associate Professor/ Reader, UCU departmental rep
Marion Lieutaud, London School of Economics, UCU anti-casualisation officer
Clare Gallagher, Ulster University, Lecturer
Jill Clark, Newcastle University, UCU member
Geoff Poole, Newcastle University, Senior Lecturer
Kate Chedgzoy, Newcastle University, Professor
Joe Redmayne, Newcastle University, Member / History PhD Candidate
Nick Jensen, Newcastle, PGR Seminar Leader
Diego García-Mejuto, Newcastle University, Lecturer
Dave Churchley, Newcastle University, Professional Services
Graham Smith, Newcaste University, branch delegate to UCU Northern Region
Gareth Breen, London School of Economics, LSE Fellow
Kirsten MacLeod, Newcastle University, UCU rep
Dr David Barlow, Newcastle University
Luc Racaut, Newcastle University, Lecturer in Early Modern History
Dr Joanne Smith Finley, Newcastle University, Reader in Chinese Studies
Tania Burchardt, London School of Economics, Associate Professor, UCU branch committee member 
Jonathan Cummins, Ulster University, Lecturer
Prof Craig Brandist, University of Sheffield, UCU branch H&S officer
Gail Edwards, Newcastle University , Lecturer in Education
Rebecca Bowers, London School of Economics, Teaching Fellow, UCU branch committee member
Fiona Pashazadeh, University of Manchester, Anti-casualisation Officer, PGR & GTA
Fionnghuala Sweeney, Newcastle University, Reader in American and Black Atlantic Literature
Dr. Alex Marshall, Sheffield Hallam University, UCU Rep, Senior Lecturer in German
Caroline Dalgliesh, Newcastle University, UCU member
Suki Haider, The Open University, EDIA manager and associate lecturer, UCU member
K Birchall, University of Leicester, PDRA
Ray Campbell, Royal Holloway, Associate Lecturer, UCU rep and branch anti-casualisation officer
Matilda Moorrs, UAL, London Met, UWE, AsL/HPL
Chrisostomos Prodromou, University of Sussex, Senior Lecturer
Bharti Patel, De Montfort University, UCU branch assistant treasurer
Alex Marshall, Sheffield Hallam University, Senior Lecturer in German, UCU Rep

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