UCU members in University of Leeds Branch are able to access both the national UCU fighting fund and the local industrial action hardship fund, subject to the rules of those funds.
Members of the branch, as well as branches of other trade unions and political parties, have donated to the national and local funds to support members so everyone can strike.
The local industrial action hardship fund is aimed especially at members who are hourly paid, on low pay or otherwise in a financial situation which would prevent them from striking. Striking is not easy, we’ll all need to make sacrifices, but if you are in this situation then this fund is here to support you and enable you to participate in the strike.
Applications to the local hardship fund need to be made after you would have been paid, because you will need to include evidence the deduction or lack of payment. The branch cannot guarantee an application to the hardship fund will be accepted and the amount paid will depend on the number and size of applications and the number and size of donations.
For details of how to apply see local industrial action hardship fund
If you can please donate to the UCU University of Leeds branch hardship fund by direct bank transfer to: UCU Leeds LA29Hardship Fund, Unity Trust Bank, Account Number: 20391511, Sort Code: 60-83-01.
This page was last updated on 23 September 2023