UCUG Update: Strike Report & AGM, 22nd June

Thank you to all the UCUG members who came out in support of the strike action on the 16th at UofG Open Day. Pickets lobbied students  & parents explaining why we were taking action that day – we had overwhelming support from those we talked to and it was evident our action was effective, with talks cancelled and stalls empty. Particular thanks to those talented members who entertained us with music and our very own picket line song: – you can see a snippet here : https://t.co/NgKb1G0P0l
We were very active on Twitter as well as the picket and we encourage members to follow @UCUGlasgow and  #FairPayinHE tweets to support other HEIs that are taking action over the next three weeks.

We remain taking action short of a strike by working to contract. https://www.ucu.org.uk/heactionfaqs sets this out as:

  • performing no additional voluntary duties, such as out of hours cover, covering for colleagues (unless such cover is contractually required), or attending open days etc.
  • setting and marking no work beyond that work which you are contractually obliged to set and/or mark or which you are competent to do
  • attend no meetings where such attendance is voluntary on your part
  • undertake no duties that breach statutory guidance, health and safety policies or other significant employer’s policies.

The  UCUG AGM is on Wednesday 22nd June at 3.00pm in the Humanities Lecture Theatre (G255, in the West Quad) with Sally Hunt, UCUG General Secretary speaking. We have a reception after the meeting , from 4pm in the Fergusson Room, No 1A the Square to meet with Sally and to say thanks to Bill Stewart who is retiring this year. We look forward to seeing members at the AGM – agenda will be sent out in due course.

Bill Stewart, On the picket

The Humanities Lecture Theatre here is in the Main Building, GU map: http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_1887_en.pdf


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