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Public Sector-wide Industrial Action – 30th November 2011

Tomorrow’s Day of Action promises to be a great success. It has strong public support and the government is already back-pedalling on its threats.

We’d like to thank all of you that have volunteered to picket tomorrow at the open JMU buildings and are coming to the march and rally.

For those of you coming on the march JMU members are meeting at 11.40 outside Debenhams, Lord St to walk down together to the Pier Head. You can also join us at the Pier Head at 12 o’clock where we will be assembling in Section D, near to the Liver Building. The rally is from 1 o’clock at St George’s plateau.

Tomorrow we need all of you – School Directors, Managers, Lecturers and Researchers – to support your fellow members and workers at JMU and all those in the public sector who do so much for us and our families.

Some of you have told local reps that you would like to take action but cannot afford to do so and therefore will be turning into work.
To you I would say two things:
1) Under the government’s proposals a senior lecturer will be paying £1,400 per year extra in contributions. Will you be able to afford this?
2) By coming into work you are doing what Cameron, Alexander and Gove have asked you to do and, in effect, are supporting the coalition government and its proposals.

Support the Day of Action! Don’t cross picket lines!
Don’t be on the losing side tomorrow!

We would also like to thank LSU for their message of support here

Industrial Action – 30th June 2011

On behalf of UCU, thank you to LJMU staff who supported our action on the 30th June. We joined with teachers and lecturers from NUT and ATL, and other public sector workers from PCS in taking a day’s industrial action in defence of the coalition government’s ideologically-driven attacks on public sector pensions.

The march through Liverpool was well attended and well received with members of the public lining the route.

Further information can be found here.

Industrial Action – 24th March 2011

On behalf of UCU, thank you to LJMU students and staff who supported our action to defend pensions on 24th March.

A special thank you to staff and UCU members who conducted the picket in a professional friendly manner. This was appreciated by students, staff, HR officers and the passing public who responded so warmly and noisily.

LJMU’s UCU branch expresses immense gratitude to staff from other unions who refused to cross the picket. A decision to forgo pay and pension during the current economic climate is not taken lightly. The grave threat to pensions requires a strong defence.

For information on how the campaign to defend pensions will develop in the weeks ahead see UCU, TUC, NUS and other Union websites, and related Twitter (@ucu @NUS @TUC @LiverpoolSU #ucustrike #savepensions) and Facebook networks.

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