Solidarity and full support for all UCU members taking strike action.
You are fighting not only for current teaching staff but future generations.
Solidarity greetings from GMB Scotland. Very best wishes to all those taking part in the dispute.
Very best wishes
GMB Scotland Sectetary
Sending support to all UCU strikers from Glasgow Local Association of the EIS.
We are right behind you and wish you every success in your campaign.
Glasgow Local Secretary
I just wanted to send you a quick email to show support and indeed solidarity in your forced upon and fast approaching industrial action. We are a Public Services Branch within Local Government and know only to well of the slashes to terms and conditions and stress brought on by unsustainable cuts in the supposed austerity agenda that is doing nothing to provide services and being used to attack long fought for terms and conditions, all along paying for what multimillionaire bankers caused and then walked away with huge pensions.
We at GMB Branch 29 wish you a successful outcome with your struggle with the totally out of touch number crunchers and pen pushers who cut budgets with no idea of the real effects on services and staff.
GMB Glasgow Branch 29
Just a note to express support for UCU in current industrial action. Best wishes for a successful campaign
Arthur West Secretary – Kilmarnock and Loudoun Trades Union Council
PCS sends solidarity greetings to your members who are taking industrial action today in defence of pay, working conditions and pensions.
We hope that the University authorities will recognise that they need to get back round the negotiating table to get all of these issues resolved as quickly as possible. In the meantime PCS members stand with UCU members in their fight to get a resolution.
Yours in solidarity
Cay Boyd Sharon Edwards
National Officer Scotland Committee Chair
On behalf of the Educational Institute of Scotland University Lecturers Association (EIS-ULA), I send solidarity greetings and support to colleagues in UCU Branches and members in Scotland who have begun strike action today in order to prevent a significant deterioration in USS pension benefits and further deterioration in the value of their pay.
Our members shared UCU members’ wish to strike over pay but, despite a majority in favour of strike action, anti-trade union laws prevent us from taking strike action to support the campaign with UCU colleagues. The ULA Executive will be reviewing our next steps in our pay dispute. Our Executive has also asked EIS-ULA branches to show solidarity with UCU picket lines.
We wish the UCU members every success in their action, as we believe that sustained industrial action will see these damaging pension proposals halted and arrest the value in the fall of university staff pay.
Chris Stephens, MP
Please pass on my best wishes and support to UCU members taking Industrial action today over pay, pensions and working conditions.
UCU members are quite correct to stand up against employers who devalue the workforce and inspire others to take action in similar circumstances.
I hope to visit a picket line over the next few days.
I hope you are well, and please be advised that anything I can do to help will be done.
Sending a message of support and solidarity to all striking UCU members from NASUWT members across Scotland.
Wishing you every success with your campaign.
NASUWT, Scotland National Official