Thursday, 21 November 2013

UCU London retired circular

  1. Strike on December 3rd
    Our UCU colleagues in both FE and HE, along with UNISON and UNITE will be on strike on December 3rd as part of their pay campaign. Can I urge members to visit the picket line in their local FE college or university to give present our solidarity.
    More details and updates on FE:
    Our branch website front page is highlighting our solidarity:
  2. Bahrain
    Following the unanimous adoption of our branch motion on Bahrain at this year's UCU congress, the union national website has published an article by one of our branch members, Dave Binns. It can be downloaded from here:
    The branch officers would be most grateful if members could circulate this article to any organisation to which they are affiliated.
  3. Dominican Republic 
    The Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic made a ruling in September 2013, which denies citizenship to thousands of children, women and men of Haitian origin. It must never be forgotten that the army of the Dominican Republic massacred 20,000 people of Haitian heritage in 1937. Never Again.
    More details and a petition:
    Statement from Caribbean Labour Solidarity:
  4. Still the Enemy Within
    A film about the 84-85 Miners Strike. Everybody working on this project has been working full-time and part-time for free but unfortunately this is unsustainable. There is an enormous amount of work to do and they need to expand their team and pay the editors full time. Any donations will be gratefully received
    See more at:

Next branch meeting - January 9th 2013

Meetings take place in the union office in Carlow Street NW1 7LH, nearest tube Mornington Crescent.
All retired academic staff are welcome (as well as those about to retire).
If you have items for the agenda, or wish to be put on the mailing list please let me know.

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