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Results of NATFHE / AUT Membership Ballot to be Announced

The results are to be issued today for the proposed merger of the University and College Lecturers” Union (NATFHE) and the Higher Education Union the Association of University Teachers (AUT).

The ballot closed yesterday, and the results are to be announced this lunchtime. If the ballot goes in favour of the merger, it will lead to the creation of the largest union for post school academic and academic related staff in the world, combining the 48,000 membership of the AUT and the 62,000 members of NATFHE joining forces to form the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU). This would come into being from the 1st of June 2006, and following a transitional year would become fully operational from June 2007.

The merger was one of the key features of the summer conferences for the two unions, as the general secretaries believe that the creation of the new union will further their ability to defend the interests of their members. In the last few minutes before the announcement is issued, one wonders what is going through the minds of the respective unions” members!

Stay right here at FE News for the ballot results!

Jethro Marsh

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