LUCU Memo to Students
We suggest that colleagues send a message to students in advance of the industrial action to maintain the best possible relations at what can be a stressful time for everyone involved. The branch has created the following message to make this easier: please amend as you see fit for your student groups.
Subject: UCU Industrial Action – Beginning December 1, 2021
Dear <usual form of address>,
Many of you will know by now that the University and College Union (UCU), the trade union representing academic and academic related staff, has announced a first wave of industrial action over cuts to staff pensions, excessive workloads, job insecurity, and pay levels that have not kept up with inflation. This will impact universities across the sector including Loughborough.
I regret that, unless the strike is cancelled (which, up to the last minute, is not impossible), strike action is likely to impact on your modules that are scheduled to occur between 1st and 3rd December. This means that teaching will be cancelled, and tutors will not be holding tutorials/office hours, nor answering emails.
I will confirm nearer the time whether the module will be affected by industrial action. If you would like to know more about why your lecturers are taking this action, you can access further information via our local Loughborough UCU YouTube channel.