Your report "No boycott vote till '08" (July 13) was not quite accurate.
The University and College Union strategy and finance committee substantially approved a paper detailing plans to implement the congress decision to discuss a proposed academic boycott of Israel; however, it voted narrowly to delete (but not to reject) a recommendation to put the outcome of those discussions to a consultative ballot of members.
This recommendation will need to be revisited. Members cannot be excluded from playing a full and equal part in the discussions and in the decision-making process that must follow.
The UCU congress deserves the opportunity to take an informed final decision in the full knowledge of membership views.
University and College Union