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December, 2013:

Looking back and looking ahead to 2014

IMG_0587Students join members of UCU, UNISON and Unite in one of the many protests to win support for the campaign for Fair Pay in HE.

A round-up of national and local news for UCU members at the University of Bath (more…)

Annual General Meeting Monday 9th December 1 pm 8W2.5

REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FROM 12.45

Come and help set the priorities for the local branch over the next year.   Show your support for your branch officers and think about taking on a bit of work for the union … there is strength in numbers.

Agenda

 

Staff and students unite for fair pay in HE – how was it for you ?

There was good support again yesterday for the joint union strike in
support of fair pay in HE, with labs closed, classes cancelled and events of all kinds rescheduled or poorly attended.   Thanks to all who
came out, especially the pickets, supported by a good mix of postgrad
and undergraduate students.   It was a similar story across the country – you can catch up on Strike Day Live.   Local pictures from Bath Chronicle.

We want to get a fuller picture of how the impact of the strike in the
University of Bath, so please take a couple of minutes to answer a few short questions

This survey is anonymous and we also ask you not to name anyone in your
responses.  It is the overall picture we are interested in.

sussexThis picture shows students at Sussex greeting one of the Pro-VCs on his way to work.  4 students have since been suspended.  Join the 7000 who have already signed the petition calling for their unsuspension.

Strike on Tuesday 3rd goes ahead

UCU and the other unions involved in the campaign for fair pay in HE call on all members to support the strike action on Tuesday 3rd December.  The employers invited us to discuss the dispute after the strike on 31st October, but they refused to increase their offer.  The only news on the local front is that University Council noted on 28th November that the Vice Chancellor would receive an 8% pay increase (£27.000).

A strike involves the complete withdrawal of labour for the whole day.  Visit the pickets on Tuesday from 7.30 at

  • Junction of Claverton Hill/Convocation Ave
  • Junction of Quarry Rd/North Rd
  • 2 South pedestrian entrance.