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Brighton UCU is crowdfunding

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£1,660
raised of £8,000 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £8,000 to help support University of Brighton UCU members in financial difficulty as a result of strike action in 2019-20

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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.

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  • Brighton UCU2 months ago
    Brighton UCU

    Brighton UCU

    2 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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  • Brighton UCU2 months ago
    Brighton UCU

    Brighton UCU

    2 months ago

    Just £100 more and we will make our goal of reaching 15% today. Here is a little video of our activities at UCU Brighton's Strike HQ this afternoon. Thank you for caring and thank you for sharing/re-sharing this post and helping us to get the word out #UCUStrikeBrighton #UCUStrikesBack #solidarity

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  • Brighton UCU2 months ago
    Brighton UCU

    Brighton UCU

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thank you so much for your support of the UCU Brighton Local Strike Fund. We are thrilled to have passed £1,060 in funds raised. Our next goal is to reach 15% - a collective donation of £140 will get us there. Thank you for caring and thank you for sharing! #solidarity #UCUStrikeBrighton

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Page last updated on: 1/28/2020 12.06

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27

  • Madeline Jennings

    Madeline Jennings

    Jan 28, 2020

    Students in solidarity. Good luck with the goal.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 28, 2020

    Solidarity

    £30.00

  • Jon Mason

    Jon Mason

    Jan 27, 2020

    Solidarity all. Best of luck.

    £10.00

  • Steve Holden

    Steve Holden

    Jan 27, 2020

    £10.00

  • Ivan Bonsell

    Ivan Bonsell

    Jan 7, 2020

    Solidarity from University of Brighton UNISON branch! Our members voted overwhelmingly to strike over the same issue, but were prevented from taking action due to the anti-trade union laws.

    £200.00

  • ClareMil

    ClareMil

    Dec 22, 2019

    £50.00

  • Patricia

    Patricia

    Dec 17, 2019

    Solidarity !

    £50.00

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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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