Information about rallies in York, London and Leeds on 30 November

York Rally with York St John
After the pickets, there is a joint rally with York St John in Exhibition Square, starting at 12pm.

This will be a great opportunity to show solidarity with all UCU UOY and YSJ members, in support of our overall dispute aims.

Rally in London
Also on Wednesday there is a huge rally in London.  The branch strike committee would like there to a York contingent and for those who wish to go down to London on the 30th November, there is a max £50 subsidy for travel.  For further information and before buying your tickets, please contact Steve Roskams (

Rally in Leeds
There is also a rally in Leeds and details can be found here Leeds Rally details

Information about Teach Outs – Wednesday 30 November


A teach out is a chance for students to listen to some of the issues academic staff are currently striking about. It is a chance for students to get involved in the discussion and debate. The teach-outs are taking place off campus on strike days on the following dates, times and locations. All events are free to attend. You will hear from education workers across the sector about pay, working conditions, precarious contracts and the broader politics at work in these strikes. 

Where and When?

Discussion Workshop on Wednesday 30th November between 1 and 3pm:
(The Crescent Community Venue, 8 The Crescent, York, YO24 1AW)

Staff and students of York St John and University of York welcome to come and contribute to a discussion workshop on the issues arising from the strikes and where we go next for a fairer settlement for academic staff and students. Speakers TBC. 

What is the University For? A social policy teach out on Wednesday 30th November 12.00 – 13.30 pm at Holmefield Centre, 42 Peel Close, Heslington, YO10 5EN.

Who’s speaking? 

  • Kate Brown and Tess Herrmann: Rights not rescue – learning from sex workers about action on vulnerability
  • Antonios Roumpakis: The making of the indebted University
  • Maddy Power: Power, whiteness and racism: scratching beneath the surface of food charity 
  • Leo McCann: What Next for Critical University Studies? 

Who’s chairing? John Hudson and Ruth Patrick