UCEA and UCU met last week and held discussions on the dispute on pay and working conditions.
The letter from Universities UK (UUK) and the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) outlines the progress made to address concerns on pay, working conditions and pensions.
Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, has written to all staff about the prospect of another period of industrial action, due to commence on Thursday 20 February:
UCEA has presented a range of proposals to address important issues around employment in universities, focusing on casual employment, workload/mental health and gender pay gaps/ethnicity pay.
The employee and employer member bodies tested out shared ideas for new sector-level joint work on the key union dispute issues of gender and ethnicity pay gaps, casualisation and workload.
UCU union and UCEA employers' body are set to meet on 17 December.