As you may be aware by now, staff who are with UCU will be going on strike tomorrow as part of the national dispute over pay. Click here for a full explanation of the strike
The College will continue to be open as usual with the two exceptions of 14 – 16 year olds & those with Learning Difficulties and/or Disability (statement can be found here)
Last week the SU asked how you wished to be represented and 87.5% voted to support the strike – so the SU officers will be in the college on the day. National Union of Students also voted last week that they would support the strike in Solidarity on a national level. Many Students’ Unions across the country will be getting involved as well – at the end of the day, it will have an long term effect on students.
If your tutor is part of the strike, you can still access the library or HE Centre, or work from home. But do check as soon as possible whether your tutor will be in or not.
You can, if you wish, support the strike. If you do choose to not attend classes due to the strikes, please let your tutor know why you will not be in. There will be picket lines from 7am on all campuses (inc. High Street, HSAD, Horncastle etc.) and will all come together at the Wilberforce Statue on the Queen’s Garden campus at 9am. Placards can be collected from the City Centre from 8:15am.