Sam Fearnley reports on the Institute of Education referendum
The January 2015 referendum, titled “Should UCLU change its Bye-Laws to incorporate a full-time officer for the Institute of Education in the year 2015-16?”, has not passed.
Because of this, UCLU will hire only a part-time Institute of Education officer, rather than a full-time one, meaning that next year there will be 7.5 sabbatical officers.
UCLU announced the results by twitter:
Referendum results – inquoracy means we will be electiong a paid part-time @IOESUnion Officer for the next year. #myUCLyear
— Students' Union UCL (@TheUnionUCL) February 3, 2015
98 people voted in the online referendum poll, meaning turnout was only 0.3% of all the people who hold membership to the union. This was much smaller than the 5% which was required for the referendum to pass.
Of the 98 ballots, 81 were a yes vote, 15 were a no vote, and there were two abstentions.
In a statement on the UCLU website, the union said that more information would be available soon.