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6 things you can do to make the 6 February strike for fair pay hit home

The second of UCU’s two-hour strikes attracted even more support than
the first, both nationally and locally.  This was despite the second
strike taking place during inter-semester break week in Bath.  We took
our banner through the 4 West cafe at the end of the strike and got a
round of applause from the staff working in there.

Another well attended meeting was told by a rep from the Students’ Union
that students have voted by a margin of 2-1 to support our action.  We
talked with students about joining up our campaigns against the pay
squeeze and the fees squeeze.  Students are opposing the sale of the
Student Loan Book because they rightly see it as leading to even more
debt for them in the future.   There will be an open meeting jointly
sponsored by the Students’ Union and the trade unions next Wednesday
1.15 in 8W1.1, with speakers from the SU, UNISON and UCU.   Please try
to make that and talk to students about it.

Our meeting yesterday came up with some ideas to make sure that next
Thursday’s one-day strike with UNISON and Unite is as effective as it
can be.  Look down the list and see what you can do.   If you need any
leaflets, posters or other materials please get in touch with me.

SIX THINGS TO DO BEFORE NEXT THURSDAY’S STRIKE

Display a poster in your workroom, kitchen or any public space where you work

Come and help on the joint union stall on the Parade Monday and Tuesday from 12.15

Tell people about the joint meeting with the Students Union on Wednesday 1.15 in 8W1.1 – DON’T GAMBLE WITH THE FUTURE OF HE

Organise a meeting of people in your Department before Thursday’s strike to talk about it – ask a member of the Branch Committee to come along if you want

Ask people who are not members of UCU to join and support the strike on Thursday

SUPPORT THE JOINT UNION STRIKE ACTION ALL DAY THURSDAY 6TH FEBRUARY – COME AND SUPPORT THE PICKETS FROM 7.30

If you need any materials (posters, leaflets, placards) contact any member of the Branch Committee.

 

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