UCL-UCU: Join our mtg tomorrow, Thu 17 Feb at 1pm - organisation for next week's strike action

16 February 2022

As inflation hits a record high, it’s time to get organised for our strikes next week.

Pay may not have been as big a factor in our minds when we balloted for action last term. But with inflation hitting record heights, we could lose the equivalent of 3-4 salary points in a single year!

We will be on strike over the Four Fights (for decent pay, and action on insecure contracts, workload, and the gender and race pay gaps) on:

  • Monday 21 February, and Tuesday 22 February; and
  • Monday 28 February, Tuesday 1 March and Wednesday 2 March.

Strikes began all over the UK this week in defence of our USS pension. Next week in London, 19 UCU branches and 3 UNISON branches will be out on strike.

Strike organising meeting tomorrow at 1pm:

We are calling an open organising meeting for the strike this Thursday 17 February, 1-2pm. The meeting is an opportunity for colleagues to discuss the action and ask questions. 

After Reading Week it will be important to have large and lively pickets, and we will be setting up as usual at the Front Gate of the Quad on Gower Street from 8 am.

We found last term that our students were very happy to speak to us on picket lines and we have received some amazing support, as evidenced by the campaign to turn around the Student Union's position towards the action.

Some key strike dates for your diary:

We need your help to build the action, so please do come along on Thursday.

See you on the picket lines!

UCL UCU Executive committee


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