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Details about tomorrow
|Details for day 1|
Tomorrow is the first day of Strike action and we will be on the Picket Line from 8.30 am till 1 pm. Meet outside the Vic doors as before (sadly closed at the moment).
If you are joining the picket dress for the weather!
If you are ASOSing come past and say hi!.
If you have any questions, observations, photos, or stories you would like to share please email Digger firstname.lastname@example.org and they can be included in the daily strike updates.
If you are picketing Graham Ramsay and Christina McBride will be your Picket Coordinators, make sure you say hello and get your armband.
Please let the branch know when you intend to Picket.
This will help us manage and prepare for the picket line.
We have Picket Supervisors for all days so we can picket on all strike days.
The survey will remain open throughout the action so please update if you need to.
Do I have to strike?
No. You are asked by UCU to strike, and you may have voted to strike, but it’s not a requirement to strike.
Do I have to picket?
No. If you strike it is reasonable to assume that you are prepared to show that you have chosen to withdraw your labour by supporting a picket line outside your place of work, GSA-UCU wants to maintain a picket presence for the duration of the strike so needs the support of members – however, everyone has the right to choose.
Can I cross the picket line?
Yes, it is possible to cross the picket line. No picket will impede or cause distress to anyone crossing.
Why are we striking on these dates?
The dates are agreed by the UCU Higher Education Committee (HEC). The dates chosen match the UCU industrial action for USS pensions that other branches are taking, so the hope is that both actions support each other. The dates are implemented nationally, there is an option to adjust some dates locally to avoid reading weeks, GSA does not have a reading week so no adjustment was taken.
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