Monday, September 24, 2007
For a UCU ballot on boycott
Some UCU activists have started a campaign for a national UCU membership ballot on the boycott question. I am ever so slightly hesitant about this - if all key decisions were made by membership ballot, the union would become pretty toothless. However, when we take industrial action, we ballot members. With a boycott of Israel, individual members will then be expected to implement it. For example, I would be expected to sever my links with Israeli colleagues, which would change the nature of my academic work. I have, therefore, decided to sign the call. More here. Please, only sign the petition of you are a UCU member.