UCU activist meeting, London, 25th January, 11am-4pm: Organising for the 2nd wave of UCU strike action in 2020

Called by Goldsmiths UCU, Imperial UCU, Queen Mary UCU and UCL UCU. Organised by UCU London Region. More info here.
“Our union is on a war footing in Higher Education to defend pay and pensions, and to fight casualisation, rising workload and pay inequality. The first wave of HE strike action saw 60 universities strike for eight days over pay and pensions. Many more are now re-balloting. HE Sector Conference voted for 14 further strike days in the Spring Term and for branches to start strategic planning to hit the Summer Term.
Ordinary members are leading pickets and getting involved in their union with a gusto. We have a huge responsibility. This one-day meeting is organised to give reps from all over the UK, in FE and HE, a chance to meet to discuss how we can best defend our sector, how we can build our union and fight to win.”
Any union is strongest when it is led and informed by grassroots members rolling up their sleeves, informing themselves, and getting involved. This kind of national planning and discussion forum is essential to ensuring a strong voice for members and branches in UCU.
If any Cardiff UCU members would like to attend this meeting, particularly those who’ve been active on the Strike Committee or branch Executive Committee (or those who’d like to get more active this year), please contact ucu@cardiff.ac.uk for more info about being one of our delegates.