Rally to support FE colleagues striking on Thursday

toplogoMembers at 11 colleges in England will be taking strike action on Thursday to win the pay they should have had four years ago.

All London UCU members are invited to show their support for our colleagues taking strike action by coming to a rally:
Thursday 5 February
UCU Conference Centre,
Britannia Street

Speakers include:

  • Sasha Callaghan, UCU president
  • Sean Vernell, UCU NEC
  • Andrew Harden, UCU national official

With more to be confirmed…

To view a map of the location, click here:
UCU Britannia Street conference Centre map

Time is almost up for the 11 colleges targeted over their failure to implement the 2004 national pay agreement, UCU activists are gearing up for strike action on Thursday. Members have waited four years for their colleges to honour the 2004 pay deal and they are not prepared to do their teaching on the cheap any longer. Find out more here: www.ucu.org.uk/iou

While this might look like a local issue, it is actually about establishing the principle that every national deal will be implemented everywhere, so this dispute is of major national importance.

Every employer who feels that they can get away with not implementing a national agreement gives encouragement to the rest and undermines our collective power, so their fight really is our fight and these members need to know the union is behind them.

So please show your support by attending this rally.

Donate to the fighting fund: it’s always tough to lose a day’s pay, so please show your support by downloading our pledge sheet and using the details to donate or taking it round your colleagues to collect money for striking members. Download the form here: www.ucu.org.uk/iou

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