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    Weʼve raised £210 to help support University of Brighton UCU members in financial difficulty as a result of strike action in 2021-22

    Funded on Friday, 25th March 2022

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    Photo from pre-pandemic picket line rally at the University of Brighton in 2020 with a Gillet Jeune speaker.

    About the Four Fights Dispute

    Brighton UCU is part of national strike action being undertaken by the University and College Union (UCU) has called a strike from Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd December 2021. With more action planned for 2022.

    The background to this industrial action is summed up by these points: In higher education in the UK…

    • the pay gap between Black and white staff is 17%

    • women are paid on average 15.1% less than men

    • the disability pay gap is 9%

    • salaries have fallen against inflation by over 20% since 2009

    • academic staff work over 50 hours during a typical week

    • four fifths of staff report struggling with workload and poor mental health

    • a third of all academic staff are on fixed-term contracts

    This is unacceptable.

    What the Four Fights action is about

    The industrial action is intended to force the employers who run higher education to improve the situation in four specific areas:

    • Inequalities

    • Casualization

    • Workload

    • Salaries

    How your donation will help

    Losing pay isn’t easy for anyone. The funds raised will be distributed amongst striking members who are suffering particular financial hardship. Focusing on those who most in need.

    Thank you for your solidarity

    Christian Hogsbjerg (treasurer, Brighton UCU) on behalf of University of Brighton UCU

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    • Christian Hogsbjerg3 months ago
      Christian Hogsbjerg

      Christian Hogsbjerg

      3 months ago

      Thanks again for your solidarity - the importance of the Four fights campaign can be seen by the current attack on postgraduates who teach at the University of Brighton - cutting the pay of some of the most casualised staff by 14 percent - see here for more details https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/ucu/2022/02/18/brighton-ucu-members-meeting-16-february-2022/ - this solidarity fund will make sure those most in need such as postgraduate UCU members are able to be supported.

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    • Christian Hogsbjerg4 months ago
      Christian Hogsbjerg

      Christian Hogsbjerg

      4 months ago

      New strike dates have been announced in the dispute over pay and conditions, casualisation and inequalities. Members in striking branches including ours - Brighton Uni UCU - will walk out on 21 & 22 February 2022, and from 28 February to 2 March in the following week. Rolling strike action across UCU regions is then being planned from 7 March. This upcoming industrial action means wider solidarity is more critical than ever - many thanks to those who have donated so far - your support is invaluable to ensuring victory here - solidarity forever!

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    • Christian Hogsbjerg6 months ago
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      Christian Hogsbjerg

      6 months ago

      Thanks to everyone who has supported us on our picket lines as part of the Four Fights dispute and the great march and rally through Brighton on Thursday 2 December where we were joined by strikers from Sussex UCU, Brighton University UNISON and solidarity from students and the wider labour movement - please donate to our fund for striking members in hardship if you can as we plan further action in the New Year - solidarity and season's greetings. Brighton Uni UCU

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    6 months ago

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    5

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 23, 2022

      Solidarity from University of Westminster UCU

    • A Brighton UCU member

      A Brighton UCU member

      Feb 21, 2022

      It is great that this fund can allow our most casualised and financially vulnerable members to participate in this essential strike action. Solidarity!

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 28, 2022

    • Matt Webb

      Matt Webb

      Jan 10, 2022

      Solidarity to all UCU members who are standing up to the awful inequalities they are being expected to swallow. With you all the way !.

      £20.00

    • Dian

      Dian

      Dec 2, 2021

      I hope this will help, even if small. Sending solidarity from across the oceans.

      £100.00

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