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June, 2017:

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

Unison Gtr Manchester Mental Health Branch…

texted their support.

University of Brighton say managements can be persuaded to negotiate by strike action.

The UCU at University of Brighton sends its best wishes and solidarity for your strike next week. We congratulate UCU members at MMU for standing up to the attacks from your management.
As you probably know, we at Brighton fought a dispute recently to defend our negotiating rights against an attempt to achieve the de facto derecognition of the union. The threat of escalating strike action, backed by a ballot of 77% on a 58% turnout forced our management to back down.
Our experience confirmed to us that university managements remain vulnerable to strike action, and we very much hope that you can achieve success in your dispute. Please let us know what else we can do to support you in your struggle.
Best wishes and solidarity
– Mark Abel
for UCU Coordinating Committee
University of Brighton

London Met say remember to take water onto picket lines!

Londonmet UCU send full solidarity to you for your strike next week. Congratulations to you and other UCU members at MMU for standing up to these attacks from your management to protect jobs, education and the closure of campuses.
As you know we at Londonmet have been through many years of such attacks, including vast amounts of redundancies, national contract attacks, restructuring, casualisation and victimisation of our reps. This has lead eventually to the (second) international boycott of London Metropolitan University which is still ongoing. We are now negotiating for 3 more days at ACAS on primarily workload and casualisation and victimisation of our reps. We can write to your Vice Chancellor and we salute you for your strength in resisting these attacks and taking strike action. Let us know of anything further we can do. 
University managements are vulnerable to strike action, and we very much hope that you can win your dispute. Remember to have lots of water on your picket lines!!
Lots of solidarity to you all,
Christina Paine (Londonmet UCU, Branch secretary)

Northampton UCU send sibling greetings

On behalf of the  Northampton University Branch Executive let me express  our solidarity with our brothers and sisters at MMU in their campaign to fight cuts in higher  education.
Ron  Mendel,  Branch Chair 

Teesside University: your fight today is our fight tomorrow

Solidarity from Teesside University you stand for all colleagues within ICY  your fight today is our fight tomorrow.
Paul Errington Deputy Chair UCU Teesside Branch and NEC

Mid Cheshire College UCU send solidarity

UCU branch reps at Mid Cheshire College send you solidarity in your fight against job cuts at MMU
Good luck with your pickets on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June
Darren Tolliday
UCU branch secretary Mid Cheshire College

University of Leicester UCU in support

This is a message of support from the University of Leicester UCU branch for your strikes this week

The response to your ballot was excellent, please let your members know that we stand with you in your fight to save jobs and to stop the Manchester Metropolitan University management making unnecessary drastic job cuts.

Stand firm and get them back to the negotiating table!


Christine Vie

LUCU Branch president