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Four Fights – Strike Information

In this post you will find out about the upcoming industrial action, how you can help, details on a members meeting and what other info you can expect to receive over the next week.
A quick update from the November Strike: Over 50% of members participated in one or more days of strike action in November. That’s a great effort and looks good for the forthcoming action. Well done!
Strike dates: Seventy-four UK universities will be faced with a total of 14 days of strike action in February and March. The action will start on Thursday 20 February and escalate in length each week, culminating with a week-long walkout from Monday 9 to Friday 13 March. 
Week One – Thursday 20 & Friday 21 February
Week Two – Monday 24, Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 February
Week Three – Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 March
Week Four – Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 March
EIS have voted to take industrial action:Read more about their strike action here https://www.eis.org.uk/ULA-News/UniStrike There 5 strike days will overlap with UCU strike days.
URGENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED: If we want to picket we need your help.
We need PICKET COORDINATORS, we can not picket if we do not have them. 

Your role is to be a point of contact and to make sure that good picketing etiquette is followed. It is a legal requirement to have this named contact. 

If you are available to take on this role please respond to committee@gsa-ucu.org.uk with your name, mobile phone number and what dates you can cover. If you would like further information on the role please get in touch. 
Members Meeting: We will be holding a members meeting to plan for the upcoming action along with updating members with ongoing branch news.
Date and agenda to be announced shortly.
Upcoming Ballot on Further Action: UCU has decided to ballot members on taking further industrial action after the upcoming 14 days. The current mandate to take action is soon to expire, to enable UCU to keep up the pressure in negotiations they will be seeking for members to approve future action should they and the employers not be able to agree a deal.
Coming to your inbox soon:           • Strike survey + Strike team• Hardship fund• FAQ on action• Guide to ASOS• Current voting for NEC and HEC
Thanks for taking the time to read – keep an eye on your inbox for more details soon.

GSA UCU Committee.