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Timetable of Kent strike events

The timetable is on google docs at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lICVdji1AJroGDBgguaXJrs_Z29xCdWbY43-5EUaRZ0/edit Please add any events that you are planning.

Membership and hardship fund donations

Dear UCU members, A particular welcome to the 220 new members since the start of February! Today’s local membership list has 982 members on it, and many of the newest processed today actually joined on Feb 21st – so big is the processing backlog of colleagues eager to join us (rest assured they are all …

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Picketing next week

Picketing at Medway on Monday from 8am, Meet at Gillingham Building. Picketing at Canterbury on Monday from 8am, meet at Jarman Plaza It is vital that we keep the pressure up. We ask all members at all levels in Kent to join the picket on Monday. If you have not felt able up to now, …

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Strike Declaration

We have encouraged members NOT to inform management in advance of striking. This is our legal right. So, we encourage you, on the first day back after the first phase, (ie today) to use this link and declare two things (i) the dates you have already taken as strike days; and (ii) indicate that you …

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Our first viral Tweet

University of Kent UCU (‪@UoK_UCU‬) 28/02/2018, 11:55 . ‪@UniKent‬ management brazenly trying to bribe its staff and break the #strike. Let’s be clear: this is an attempt to create division amongst our members, and undermine our resolve. The strike remains on! ‪@ucu‬ #strikeforuss #ucustrike #ussstrike pic.twitter.com/KQwgjvnE1l

Open letter to Professor Karen Cox 26th Feb 2018

Staff at Kent delivered an open letter to the VC, read it from this link. Open letter to Professor Karen Cox 26 Feb 2018 (1)

Letter to VC regarding GTA deductions

23 February 2018 Dear Professor Cox Pay deductions for Graduate Teaching Assistants Following recent communications on pay deductions for Graduate Teaching Assistants who take part in the current industrial action, we have contacted HR to clarify the amounts that will be deducted. We have been told today that pay will be deducted at a rate …

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I just told my students

I (very nervously) just informed 56 students that I will undertaking strike action. I got a round of applause! Still didn’t stop me shaking on the inside but was such a heartening (and unexpected) response. They were very happy to (i) be informed and (ii) hear it from me directly. – Senior Lecturer

Action at Kent

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Picketing tomorrow morning and out of office message

It is really important we make a big showing tomorrow morning, as the industrial action starts. On Canterbury campus, please join us at the plaza outside the Jarman Building (School of Arts)/The Venue/Essentials, where materials will be available from 7am. Other pickets will then set up at Keynes, Rutherford and Cornwallis. We will then jointly …

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