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Letter from Sally Hunt

Dear colleague,

The next phase of our campaign of industrial action resumes this week. UCU has joined our colleagues from Unison, Unite and EIS in calling a full day strike for this Thursday, 6 February.

A further two hour strike has been called for 9am-11am on Monday 10th February. Please support the strikes as we continue our campaign for fair pay in higher education. 

Update on the industrial action

HE Pay dispute:

*Students and the strike: While many students, and their national representatives, are supportive of UCU's strike we are receiving an increasing number of complaints about the impact of the current round of strikes on lectures and classes. The Times and Independent even reported some students who had resorted to teaching themselves as the strikes bite.

We are meeting the National Union of Students next week to discuss the regrettable impact on their members, and will stress once again our willingness to negotiate if only the employers can be similarly persuaded.

Message from Sally Hunt about the two-hour strike today

Dear colleague,

At 11am this morning the union is calling on members to join our latest strike which concludes at 1pm.

I hope that you will join colleagues on strike as we make a stand for fair pay.

This morning's comprehensive survey published by UCU shows that

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Aston UCU Branch will be at 1.00 in Room MB161. See the Coming Events menu item for more information, including two file attachments containing the Branch Secretary's report and some thoughts on being a UCU representative over the years from John Fletcher.


Two hour strikes called by the UCU

Aston UCU members should have received some emails from Sally Hunt, the General Secretary of the UCU. If you have not, then please go to the UCU national website to update your email. This news post repeats the message from Sally so please take the time to read it and understand the issues.