Subject: Please support today's strike action
I hope that you will join colleagues on strike as we make a stand for fair pay.
This morning's comprehensive survey published by UCU shows that VCs received on average more than five times the pay rise given to staff, with nearly one-third getting increases of 10% or more.
This week has also seen many members receive messages from their employers clearly aimed at bullying members into not taking action.
In response I have committed to support members legally, industrially and where necessary by paying strike pay. It is now time for us all to ignore the bullies and unite in support of fair pay for the important work you do.
Thank you again for your support.
UCU general secretary
Fair pay in HE