Please donate to support our MABbers!

14 December 2023

Please consider contributing to our local Hardship Fund to support those facing MAB deductions.

We are currently supporting members from the branch Hardship Fund and member donations, by covering their losses entirely except for 2 days’ pay. We are also providing an additional £100 hardship payment for MABbers who report they are in particular need.

We estimate that this will cost about £70,000, which is why we’re asking for donations! 

We can afford to pay this – we do want every member who is eligible to apply – but we also know it will have a significant impact on branch funds.

We are asking members who did not participate in the MAB to consider making a donation of the equivalent of 2 days’ pay.

Note: This ‘2 days’ pay’ figure is after tax and national insurance contributions are taken into account, so it may be rather less than it might appear! 

We have created a calculator which makes a ‘best efforts’ estimate by estimating your likely earnings over the fiscal year. (Tip: Please don’t set the ‘Total hours deducted field’ to 0 as it will create an error, just set it to 1.)

Please consider donating the two day net total, or any other amount, to the Hardship Fund:

Account Name: UCU University College London Branch Hardship Fund
Account Number: 20391553
Sort Code: 60-83-01

Please include your membership number as a reference (eg: MAB DONATION XXXXXX).

Online bank transfers may be post-dated (e.g. to pay out after Christmas) and you can check the recipient name (the account is a Business Account with the name above).

Thank you for supporting our colleagues who participated in the Marking & Assessment Boycott.

Seasonal Solidarity Greetings from your union!


UCL UCU Executive Committee