More advice for members below. We know that individual cases may be complicated – contact your Branch/Department Reps for more advice if necessary but stick to general ASOS of not marking. The first FAQ for the Action is under May postings for the blog, so refer to this as well (https://westminsterucu.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/marking-boycott-faq/).
Nitty gritty of ASOS
1. What to do if you are moderating – You do not moderate.
2. What to do with marks completed before 21 May? If you have marks but they have not been handed in then do not hand them until you are given an official request when you then have to hand them over.
3. Asos does not apply to sem1 marks, what do I do? ASOS applies to anything that you are marking so if it was coursework only then the marks have probably been handed in but if there was an examination in May then you should have stopped marking it.
4. Are we allowed to delay following requests from management? No, you are not allowed to delay but if you have a genuine problem, such as not being able to find all scripts, then you should explain this, as this type of problem occurs during normal working.
5. Wording from UCU re what to say if managers ask for marks. This was provided in the recent UCU email and may be used on module leader reports or if you attend boards as well. Members are welcome to add further to this, it’s just a suggestion: “I am instructed by my union to refuse to undertake any marking of any kind because of the dispute with management over threatened compulsory redundancies in this university”
The action is now impacting on many boards in the University, keep it up.