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Brighton UCU

Brighton UCU is crowdfunding

71%
£3,568
raised of £5,000 target by 91 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to We met our goal of £3000, but the struggle remains. We now are having to strike for another 5 days, Monday 8th – Friday 12th February 2021.

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We are striking to stop compulsory redundancies being made at a time of a pandemic, and when IT services are more essential than ever given so much teaching is rightly online

We do not take the decision to strike lightly. Strike action will cause disruption to the operations of the University, not least to our students whose education has been affected already by the pandemic. But we cannot let University management handpick our colleagues for dismissal from their jobs by falsely declaring them redundant and refusing to redeploy them into vacant posts.

Use of funds raised

Money raised will go to create a hardship fund so those striking members who need it can find support and to help cover strike related expenses so we can continue to organise effectively. Although we have set a target of £5,000 any funds raised upto, matching or exceeding this target by the end of the campaign will be put to use (March 2021).

Many thanks for your solidarity,

Brighton UCU

#ChooseHuman | #SaveBrightonITStaff

For more on the strike please see https://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/ucu/ @BrightonUCU | Instagram | Facebook

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  • Brighton UCU8 days ago
    Brighton UCU

    Brighton UCU

    8 days ago

    Many thanks to those who have donated to our strike solidarity fund - and for the donations which are still coming in as we announce our next strike dates of 8-12 February 2021. As well as those being made here on justgiving, we have recently also received very generous donations directly from Queens University Belfast UCU and University of Edinburgh UCU. As other institutions in HE begin to announce compulsory redundancies as well - this kind of solidarity will be more critical than ever in the fightback to defend jobs that is now underway.

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  • Brighton UCU23 days ago
    Brighton UCU

    Brighton UCU

    23 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Woo! Many thanks to everyone who has donated to help us reach this target on here, and to all the other union branches who have also donated to our striking hardship fund directly - solidarity to you all - and what a great way to go into 2021!

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  • Brighton UCU1 month ago
    Brighton UCU

    Brighton UCU

    1 month ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thanks so much to all those who have donated - amazing to get almost £3000 in solidarity - as well as the thousands that have also been donated directly from other trade unions - most recently from South Yorkshire NUJ. Brighton UCU members met after our five days of action and voted overwhelmingly to continue our fight against avoidable compulsory redundancies and call for more strike days in the New Year, so this solidarity remains very much appreciated as the struggle continues #solidarity #NotGivingIn #NotGivingUp #SaveBrightonITStaff

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Page last updated on: 1/20/2021 12.07

Supporters

91

  • Henry Fowler (on behalf of Strike Map UK)

    Henry Fowler (on behalf of Strike Map UK)

    Jan 19, 2021

    Solidarity to all strikers from Strike Map UK

    £10.00

  • Andy Richards

    Andy Richards

    Jan 13, 2021

    Full solidarity in your fight for jobs.

    £40.00

  • Ivan Bonsell

    Ivan Bonsell

    Jan 13, 2021

    Solidarity from the University of Brighton UNISON branch.

    £500.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 4, 2021

    Solidarity! We need our IT staff - now more than ever - to help us deliver quality education and research

    £100.00

  • Chris

    Chris

    Dec 23, 2020

    Good luck and solidarity.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 22, 2020

    Solidarity

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 21, 2020

    Good luck.

    £5.00

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Brighton UCU

Brighton UCU

Brighton, UK

Fiona MacNeill is fundraising on behalf of Brighton UCU. University of Brighton UCU negotiates with the university's Senior Management Team on behalf of all Academic and Research Staff. University of Brighton UCU also represents some support staff on Grade 6 and above.

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