Below is key information about next week’s strike action at this critical point in our dispute with the university senior management over defence of Statute protections.
Strike days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 11, 12, 13 October.
Picket lines: We will have picket lines every day of the strike, on all University entrances from 7.00am to 12pm. Report to the main picket line by the Parkinson Steps in the morning from where we will be allocating pickets to the various entrances. Please email branch administrator Alan Smith firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list of pickets. (Please let Alan know which days you can do, what time you can get to the picket line if not for the start, and your mobile number in case the picket supervisor needs to contact you during the picket.)
Cancel lectures/work: Inform your students that you are cancelling lectures/sessions; the briefing, postcard and slide below contain text.
Speaking to students: Let students know about the strikes and the reasons why this issue concerning academic freedom is important. Ask students to email the VC asap if they are concerned about the disruption: Vice-Chancellor@leeds.ac.uk. The following items have been written for a student audience:
Work to contract: continues – see FAQs in resources below.
We are doing this because … Why are Leeds University academic and related staff taking industrial action?
Members striking may be eligible for support from the UCU Fighting Fund.
Materials and resources:
- Please print and display a strike poster (PDF)
- Graphic of poster to promote the strike on social media
- Strike Frequently Asked Questions
- Working to Contract (action short of a strike) Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Please sign and circulate our petition
- Email your MP template
- Email signature: An example ‘out of office’ message for strike days: I am on strike on 11, 12, 13 Sept as part of a campaign by my union, UCU, to defend Statute protections for staff at the University of Leeds. More information is available here: www.leedsucu.org.uk
Key information updated 10 October