Monthly Archives: November 2021

Thursday 2nd December – Strike Date Announced

As you know, we’ve been using our strike ballot mandate to campaign for the University to make bonus payments to support staff, to make up for the pay freeze imposed on us all in August 2020. We first made the claim in the middle of October, and the Vice Chancellor’s response, via a number of letters, has invariably been that…

Eastbourne – more educational vandalism dressed up as progress

Many people will be shocked and saddened by the announcement made last week about the University’s proposal to consolidate its estate in Brighton and pull out of Eastbourne. It doesn’t feel that long ago since Hastings was closed, but Eastbourne has much deeper and historic roots and many Eastbourne staff have given decades of service to the University. It has…

Ballot for strike action – a response to the VC’s email

It is true that UCU are currently balloting their members over pay, workload, pay gaps etc. This is a national dispute across many universities and UCU are looking to force UCEA, the employers’ organisation back to negotiate a meaningful settlement to address these issues properly. The 1.5% uplift in pay from August 2021, was imposed at the end of the…

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