Lancaster University & College Union
The University and College Union (UCU) represents academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer staff, librarians and postgraduates in universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations across the UK.
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HE NATIONAL PAY DISPUTE
UCU members voted YES to strike action and YES to action short of a strike in response to the employers' failure to make you a proper pay offer this year. Members face a 13% pay cut against inflation. Strike action took place on 31st October and 3rd December 2013. Members have been working to contract since 1st November.
UCU will continue to use all avenues and channels open to us to achieve a breakthrough and your negotiators need your strong support in the face of the employers' intransigence.
Photos of the 31st October and 3rd December strike action at Lancaster available from here
How to donate - Last time we went on strike we organised a fund for colleagues who would be particularly hard hit by the loss of income, ie those on hourly pay rates or on the lowest union subscription rates. Colleagues, particularly those on higher incomes, donated very generously to the Fund and we were able to respond to people’s needs. If you would like to donate to the Strike Fund, please send a cheque to the treasurer, Dr Ian Paylor - c/o Department of Sociology, Bowland North, made out to LUCU.
How to claim - Please do not let financial hardship stop you from exercising your right to strike. We are here to support you. If you would like to enquire about the fund, please contact the treasurer Ian Paylor
Professional Researchers' Networking Group
The Professional Researchers' Networking Group has been set up by researchers at Lancaster - for researchers at Lancaster and is being actively supported and facilitated by Lancaster UCU.
Please see: www.lancs.ac.uk/users/ucu/campaigns/researchers.htm for activities and further information.
National UCU Newsletters - Keeping you informed of national news
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The model rules for your local University & College Union can be read downloaded and read in two formats.