This page will feature local events of interest to UCU members. For national UCU events, visit their website.
UCU Strike Activities and Events (USS Dispute 2017-18)
Picketing begins 8am on Thursday, 22 February. Members: bring your pets, kids, instruments, hot drinks – we’re having a picket party! Students and (non-UCU) colleagues, come join us on the picket line to show solidarity. Also come along to one of our strike day events detailed below:
22 February – Geopoetics Workshop – 10am, picket line, Keele University, main gate.
28 February – Decolonising the Curriculum – 3-5.30pm, KeeleSU (ground floor, opposite Munch): all welcome.
5 March – The Great Picket Bake-off – 8-11am, picket line (both gates), bring cake, eat cake!
6 March – StrikeFest (Solidarity Festival) – 11-1pm, Union Square
8 March – Environmental History Walk-and-talk with Ben Anderson – 12-1pm (departing from Union Square)
8 March – Alternative International Women’s Day – 2-5pm, KeeleSU (ground floor, opposite Munch): all welcome.
12 March – Protest & Activism Teach-out – 1-3pm (further details TBC)
13 March – Commercialisation of Education – 1-3pm, KeeleSU (ground floor, opposite Munch): all welcome.
14 March – March on Parliament – 12pm, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7, (anyone unable to travel can show support on the picket lines!)
15 March – What is the University and who is it for? – details TBC.
16 March – Radical Reels: Film with Q&A – details TBC.
UCU Strike Action (USS Dispute 2017-18)
Strike days were announced on 29 January, as follows:
Week one – Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February (two days): picket 8-11am, front and back gate, both days.
Week two – Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February (three days): picket 8-11am on Monday.
Week three – Monday 5, Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March (four days): picket 8-11am on Tuesday.
Week four – Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 March (five days): picket 8-11am, Wednesday and Friday.
Anyone can join us on the picket line to show their solidarity and support.
May 23rd 2017
New Branch Rules for consideration:
Old Branch Rules for Comparison