The recognised trade union for academic and related staff

The recognised trade union for academic and related staff

This week’s update

We want members to be financially supported so they are able to take part in industrial action without impediment, and a strong fighting fund is crucial to our action. This is especially important for casualised staff, though we encourage all members who need financial support to make use of the support that is available (full details can be found in our 2021/22 guidance document).

Members are able to apply to the central UCU Fighting Fund as well as the SUCU Hardship Fund.

The continued health of these funds throughout periods of industrial action are reliant on solidarity donations. If you are in a position where you are able to donate in order to support our more financially precarious members, we encourage and welcome any support.

 

To donate to the Sheffield UCU hardship fund, you can do so using these details:

Account name: UCU Sheffield 70 Hardship Fund

Sort code: 60-83-01

Account number: 20391171

Account Type: Business

 

Details on donating to the central UCU fighting fund can be found at this link

 

We ask members who have a dispensation not to strike (due to e.g. long term illness or parental leave), or members with pre-booked annual leave to consider donating your earnings for strike days to either the central UCU or local hardship fund. 

 

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Sheffield University and College Union is the only body recognised by the University to represent, and negotiate on behalf of academic, academic-related and research staff. The SUCU Committee consists of volunteer members of staff whose work (on the membership’s behalf) includes: negotiating terms and conditions with the University, advising and assisting members regarding work related issues, campaigning, and providing information on issues relevant to trades unions.

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