Dear Unite Member
Thank you to all those who supported us during the day of strike action on 31st October and particularly those who were able to volunteer time on the picket lines and/or at the rally afterwards. It was a really enjoyable day of action for those of us on the picket lines and we managed to have some great discussions with colleagues and students about what we were doing. We managed to get some good coverage in the local press.
This has had an impact at national level and having refused to talk for months, UCEA decided to sit down again with the unions yesterday to talk further. Unfortunately, at this stage UCEA have not improved their pay offer (see email sent earlier today, also attached below) and so it is important that we keep up the pressure.
As such, a second day of strike action has been called for TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER.
Please consider how best you can support this strike action. We will shortly be inviting you to volunteer to be on a picket line, but please also consider:
- talking to colleagues about why we will be on strike on 3rd December and why they should support us;
- talking to colleagues about the benefits of being in Unite and encouraging them to join at Join Unite
- printing off a poster United_4_Ed_poster and displaying it in a prominent location;
- telling me firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be prepared to distribute leaflets about the forthcoming strike.
We want to turn the picket lines on TUESDAY 3RD DECEMBER into a fun and festive party so please offer your support and come along – details to follow.
With many thanks for all your hard work and dedication,
Unite Branch Secretary /Unite Equality & Diversity Officer