Information for UCU members on national talks and action over the employers’ responses to Covid-19, as well as updated details for contacting UCU head and regional offices, is at ucu.org.uk/coronavirus
Locally, the branch committee is in regular meetings with senior HR managers about the university’s response to Covid-19. The university regularly updates its guidance for staff as things develop and in response to some of the issues UCU reps raise on behalf of members. You can see the latest university guidance at coronavirus.leeds.ac.uk, particularly the pages from ‘staff advice’ and ‘FAQs’.
You can see the latest updates for UCU branch members at leedsucu.org.uk/covid-19
Strike hardship applications
Salaried staff can apply to the UCU fighting fund and branch hardship fund when you’ve received your payslip showing the strike deductions.
Our branch hardship process is ready to support those members who need it sooner, such as hourly-paid postgraduates who teach, who would normally be paid before the usual payroll dates.
For details and how to apply go to leedsucu.org.uk/hardship-applications-and-surgeries