UCU Rising Picket Dates and More
Firstly, thanks to all those who attended our picket on the 1st February. It was great to see so many people out in support of the UCU Rising dispute. Following on from the picket we held a productive meeting to plan the rest of our action where many members contributed to an engaging discussion. It was really inspiring to see so many members getting involved and volunteering to take actions. A summary of the outcomes agreed by members at the meeting is below.
It was agreed that we would target picketing to 6 days (one per week of the strike action), please attend as many of these pickets as you can. As always friends, family and supporters are more than welcome on our pickets:
|Strike Day||Picket Time||Picket Location|
|Thurs 9th Feb||8:30-10:30||Shirley Pearce Pedestrian Crossing|
|Thurs 16th Feb||8:30-10:30||Shirley Pearce Pedestrian Crossing|
|Wed 22nd Feb||11:30-14:00||Holywell Gate|
|Wed 1st March||11:30-14:00||Holywell Gate|
|Thurs 16th March||8:30-10:30||Main Gate|
|Mon 20th March||8:30-10:30||Main Gate|
London picket details will be communicated in due course.
Although we are only picketing on the above dates, please remember that the following dates are also strike days.
February: Fri 10th, Tues 14th, Wed 15th, Tues 21st, Thurs 23rd, Mon 27th & Tues 28th.
March: Thurs 2nd, Fri 17th, Tues 21st & Wed 22nd.
We have also had several people volunteer to host Teach Out sessions. We hope these sessions will be hybrid meetings and will confirm details nearer the time. Anyone else interested in hosting a teach out session on any of the strike days please get in touch with the branch. Presently this is our plan:
- 22nd Feb at 2:30pm at the LSU (tbc) – Two members will host a teach out on the subject of Unions and the Media.
- 16th March at 11am at Charnwood Arts (tbc) – A member will host a teach out on Colonialism and Anti-racism – followed by a members meeting.
Resources for Staff
Please regularly check our website for updated versions of strike resources for staff such as out of office messages, email templates you can send to students or use on learn and slides for students.