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36%
£2,899
raised of £8,000 target by 54 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,899 to help support University of Brighton UCU members in financial difficulty as a result of strike action in 2019-20

    Brighton
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th April 2020

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    The 2019-20 dispute so far

    Members of the University and College Union, UCU, have voted 3 to 1 in support of industrial action over pay, equality, casualisation and workloads. For more information about why we are striking please visit our blog.

    UCU members at 60 universities including University of Brighton went on strike between 25th November and 4th December 2019. Members include academic and professional services staff. This video tells you about that strike action and its impact https://vimeo.com/378827716

    Our members in all branches – Eastbourne, Moulsecoomb, Falmer and Grand Parade – showed incredible support for the strike action at the end of 2019. This action brought the university's negotiating group back to the table and led them to discuss things that they had previously refused to discuss, such as pay and equalities. Our action worked. But we're not there yet and we need to keep showing our strength as a union.

    Losing 8 days’ pay isn’t easy for anyone. The funds raised so far will be distributed amongst members who are suffering particular financial hardship as a result of losing 8 days’ pay in their January pay packet.

    Next steps

    The next stage of this dispute will require us to build on the extraordinary action we took in late 2019. In early 2020, UCU members will yet again be going on strike in support of our Four Fights:

    Pay

    Equality

    Casualisation

    Workloads

    We are asking our supporters, fellow trade unionists and those of our own members who can, to chip in whatever they can afford to help us to support those in particular financial hardship.

    Please spread the word amongst friends, family, colleagues and others who support higher education. And please donate what you can.

    Updates

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    • Brighton UCU4 months ago
      Brighton UCU

      Brighton UCU

      4 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      The contributions of our amazing comrades in UNISON (@UniBtonUnison) have pushed us over the 30% threshold of our £8,000 goal for the local strike fund. A momentous event after a relentlessly rainy day on the picket lines. Our heartfelt thanks to all who contributed! #Solidarity #UCUStrike #UCUBrightonStrike

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    • Brighton UCU4 months ago
      Brighton UCU

      Brighton UCU

      4 months ago

      Wednesday 4 March. We had a fabulous rally today with speakers from so many places showing their solidarity! Brighton and Hove Trades Council. Unison, Brighton and Hove City branch. National Education Union. Communication Workers Union. A member of the Gilets Jaunes visited from France to highlight the interconnection of all our fights against political systems that perpetuate injustice. Our wonderful students are holding a solidarity event on Monday 9 March at 7pm in the King and Queen pub, Brighton BN1 1UB. Details: shorturl.at/kpuv1

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    • Brighton UCU7 months ago
      Brighton UCU

      Brighton UCU

      7 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Woooot!!!!! We made 15% - thank you so much for helping us to get to this important milestone. We need collective donations of £350 to reach 20% - lets see if we can do it. Thank you again for caring and sharing this post! #Solidarity #UCUStrikeBrighton

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    8 months ago

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    Supporters

    54

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 17, 2020

      Money raised in cash by our amazing students http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/ucu/2020/03/12/report-student-solidarity-fundraiser-monday-9-march/

      £95.25

    • Kelsie Rolls

      Kelsie Rolls

      Mar 15, 2020

      Here is the money made from card transactions at the student staff solidarity fundraiser! Thanks again to everyone for making it such a successful night!

      £71.80

    • WCF

      WCF

      Mar 13, 2020

      A donation gratefully received during the Rally for Education in Brighton (10/03/20) from members of staff from WCF. A heartfelt thanks from Brighton UCU!

      £23.93

    • Well-off Brighton UCU member

      Well-off Brighton UCU member

      Mar 12, 2020

      Bring on the reballot - Yes to strike action, yes to action short of a strike - let's win these fights!

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 10, 2020

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 10, 2020

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 5, 2020

      Collections from UNISON Falmer and Moulsecoomb meetings

      £95.54

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    Brighton UCU

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    University of Brighton UCU negotiates on behalf of all Academic and Research Staff at the University of Brighton. Our members include: staff on fixed term, fractional, permanent contracts & postgraduate students. We also represent some support staff on Grade 6 and above.

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