National UCU Activists Meeting 10.00-11.30am, Saturday 4th July
This Saturday, there is a National UCU Activists Meeting. The following message is written in solidarity by Roddy Slorach (Imperial UCU).
The aim of the meeting is to help provide activists with the tools and resources we need to build effective resistance to the escalating attacks we face across all areas of post-16 education.
AGENDA (all timings approximate)
10.00 – 10.10 Introductions / welcome by Vicky Blake (UCU President)
10.10 – 10.20 Updates from branches with upcoming industrial action ballots
10.20 – 10.50 Breakout sessions
10.50 – 11.05 Speakers from Tower Hamlets Unison strike / #CoronaContract campaign / National Education Union
11.05 – 11.30 Closing plenary and action points
Discussion will focus on questions such as:
· How can we use health and safety laws to defend working conditions?
· How best to respond when an employer announces job cuts?
· How can we have effective physical protests?
· How to build a GTVO campaign during lockdown?
· How can we build solidarity with branches on strike?
REGISTER NOW HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the meeting.
The statement endorsed at last Thursday’s rally calls on the UCU’s national leadership to organise an emergency online all-members meeting immediately. If you haven’t already done so, please do sign and share the statement as widely as possible.
This event is open to members of all trade unions in post-16 education, so feel free to share this invite with other activists. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Saturday.