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June 19th, 2017:

Wakefield and District NUT – and graduate of Manchester Polytechnic as was

Please pass on a message of support from Wakefield NUT for your
strike.  I was a student at Manchester Poly in the 80s’ we were
fighting against cuts then and so the struggle continues over 30 years
Lets hope one day spending money on education is more of a government
priority than spending money on waging war.
If there is anything else we can do to support your dispute please
don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Yours in peace and solidarity

Sally Kincaid
Divisional Secretary
Wakefield & District NUT

Congratulations for taking up this fight from London Region UCU

We are all sick to the back teeth of hearing time and time again from colleges, universities, schools, hospitals and workplaces around the county that the workforce is ‘too expensive’ and that more courses and services need to be cut, only to pave way for pay rises for principals and VCs and fancy new buildings.
Young people in this country took to the ballot boxes to vote, despite many writing them off as self interested or apathetic, and not just over tuition fees but about not been able to afford to pay rent. We need to get behind them.
Austerity is over!
Solidarity from London Region and let us know what else we can do to support you.
Best wishes
Mandy Brown
UCU London Regional Secretary C

Message in support of MMU UCU and wider educational provision, from Blackburn College

Dear Colleagues
 Solidarity with your efforts to protect educational provision and the jobs of our members and activists.  Shame on MMU for their educational vandalism.  
 Good luck in your action this week.
 Best Wishes
John Murphy
Branch vice chair

City and Islington College sends Solidarity greetings.

Congratulations on getting the action off the ground. Let us know if you need any futher support.

Unity is strength.
Sean Vernell, coordinating Secretary City and Islington college.

Goldsmith’s – ‘their priorities are different to ours’.

On behalf of the branch here at Goldsmiths, I wanted to pass on our best wishes and solidarity greetings for your action this week. It’s hard to believe that an institution with some £400 million would dare to put a single job at risk but their priorities are different to ours. Good luck!

in solidarity


Des Freedman
Secretary Goldsmiths UCU

No to compulsory redundancies and yes to cooperation for the future! From Liverpool Hope

Comrades at MMU

You have our full solidarity here from the Liverpool Hope Branch Committee. thank you for your fight and let us know if you need any further support.
Gary Anderson branch chair

Solidarity to MMU from Sandwell College Branch in the West Midlands.

Well done and thank you and your members for taking this stand. There has been a shift in the political climate in the country following the election and MMU are at the forefront.

Solidarity forever!

Dave Muritu, Sandwell College UCU Branch Secretary, NEC

Best wishes for tomorrow and onwards from University of Hull

Mike Lammiman
Vice President
University and Colleges Union – University of Hull LA

Newcastle University!

Dear MMU UCU branch
Please may I send my solidarity and support to you in your dispute.
Sue Abbott
Newcastle University.
Chair UCU Women members standing committee

Solidarity from Sheffield Hallam

from Bob Jeffery
Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Campus Convenor – UCU Sheffield Hallam

Chair of Sheffield Trades Union Council