UCU Strike 2019: Media roundup

In additional to the extensive national coverage our action has been getting (for example the BBC, The Times, The Times Higher, The FTThe I, The Guardian, and The Telegraph) our reps here in Cardiff have been speaking to the media here in Wales to make sure our message is heard as widely as possible.

As were getting ready for or setting off on the journey to the pickets, Andy Williams, media spokesperson for our branch, was speaking to Claire Summers on BBC Radio Wales’ Breakfast:

Wales Online covered the beginning of the strike giving both background on the issues underlying the strike: University staff in Wales walk out over pay, pensions and working conditions and then live blogging the first day: Live updates as Welsh university staff walk out over pay, pensions and working conditions.

Our reps also spoke to The Voice who wrote how #UCUStrike takes off with a mood of resistance and hope.

The Cardiff Tab, who wrote last week about the Students Union vote to support our strike, ran a report on our first rally: Cardiff Uni staff vow to ‘win’ strike battle during opening rally.

BBC Wales spoke to us for Wales Today:

And student journalists at The Cardiffian wrote about how Cardiff University staff strike over “perfect storm of problems”.

Meanwhile our members, our students and our supporters are getting our messages out directly on the picket lines and on social media – so keep following @CardiffUCU and the hashtags #UCUStrikesBack, #WheresColin, #UCUStrike, and #WeAreTheUniversity – and keep sharing!