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October, 2013:

Strong support in Bath for national fair pay campaign

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Research and teaching staff, postgrads, catering staff, professors, cleaners, undergraduate students, technicians, admin staff all joined the pickets today in a strong show of support for an end to greed at the top and zero hours/minimum wage at the bottom of  the University of Bath’s growing pay divide.  it’s the same story across the country, but nowhere more so than Bath, where the VC took a 25% pay rise last year as the University moved to the top of the minimum wage and zero hours leagues.  For photos of today’s action see @ucubath.

Working to contract starts Friday 1st November.

One of the highlights of the morning was when we were joined by Robert Brinkworth from the Bath Trades Council and members of the Fire Brigades Union.

FAIR PAY IN HE: preparing for Thursday’s strike action

hedispute_unitedforeducation_lg.miniINFORMATION ABOUT THURSDAY’S ACTION
Why we are striking: 10 reasons to take industrial action for fair pay

The three unions taking action on Thursday have written a letter to the new University Chancellor expressing our concern at the moral vacuum in the university’s leadership.  We received this reply

PICKETS AND BUS STOP LEAFLETTERS
There will be pickets on the three main entrances to the University from 7.30.   These are Convocation Avenue, Quarry Road and 2 South. If you can help with picketing please contact ucu-sec@bath.ac.uk
or just join us there.

We also need people to leaflet students at the main bus stops in town
from 8.30 on Thursday.  If you can help with this contact ucu-sec@bath.ac.uk

POSTERS FOR DOWNLOAD AND DISPLAY
LEAFLET FOR STUDENTS

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STRIKE FAQS

UCU Fighting Fund.   UCU will support its members who face financial
hardship as a result of taking strike action.  Please contact one of the
branch officers for more information.   You can also contribute to the
fund here

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE STRIKE ?

Depending on the employers’ response, we may be called on to take
further strike action.

From Friday 1st November we are being called on to work to contract. We
will call a campus meeting about this next week.

TUC GENERAL SECRETARY IN BRISTOL

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady will speak at a UCU rally outside
Senate House, Bristol University at 11 am on Thursday.

Twitter  @ucu   #fairpayinFE