Strike Bulletin 3

Monday 25 November
What a brilliant start to our strike  !! 

  • Lots of people [and dogs!] on the pickets and at our first rally 
  • wonderful solidarity from our students, from other campus unions, from the Labour Party, and from passing cars and buses


  • Loud voices reminding our management that WE are the university


  • members putting up our strike message on their automatic e-mail response


  • brilliant teach-out by Politics Department colleagues 


  • keep withdrawing your labour 
  • come to the picket lines and/or the daily rallies if you can


  • come to our branch strike meeting on Wednesday at 13.00 in The Crescent Venue, 8 the Crescent, York, YO24 1AW which is behind the Everyman Cinema on Blossom Street


  • visit the teach-outs in Heslington Meeting Rooms [opposite the Deramore Arms in Heslington village] –  organised by colleagues from Law & Management 11.00 -15.00 on Thursday 28 November, by colleagues from History from 1100 -17.00 on Friday 29 November and colleagues from Women’s Studies next week: these are UCU staff showing how they contribute to, and care about, teaching, learning and research –  so DO support them


  • plan ahead to come and hear from our UCU General Secretary, who will visit us on Tuesday 3 December, and from our UK President who will be coming to York on Wednesday 4 November 

Our branch executive thanks you all for your efforts.

We all care about gender inequity, casualisation and excessive workloads, and about poor pay and pensions in universities.

We are taking action to press employers to work with us to get genuine progress on these issues, not to be told that [as our VC put it] that they are “disappointed” that we are standing up for staff and for the future of universities.

We put ourselves on the line for a good cause: it’s time for the employers to respond

KEEP GOING      *     OUR CAUSE IS JUST