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Union Council votes to support UCU strikes

The Students’ Union will support the UCU industrial action following a vote of Union Council earlier this week.

On Monday 19th February, a special meeting of Union Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Students’ Union supporting lecturers in their planned fourteen days of strike action over the next four weeks.

Your elected student representatives also voted to support the creation of a hardship fund, and to support individual students seeking compensation as a result of the strike action.

Students discussed the reasons behind the industrial action and the impact on current and future students before considering a range of potential positions to take.

It was also announced prior to Monday’s meeting that, thanks to the lobbying of the Union’s Full-Time Officers, the University will be amending assessments and examinations so no student will be assessed on content not taught as a result of strike action.

The Students’ Union is working hard to back UCU and their action, and continue to support students to make sure they are not disadvantaged by the strikes:

  • We will be supporting the strike and supporting students in campaigning to put pressure to resolve the dispute.
  • We will continue to deal with students’ academic worries, in particular assessments, deadlines and attendance.
  • We will lobby the University to set up a hardship fund for students.
  • We will share information about how we can support students seeking individual compensation due to the strikes.
  • We will continue to keep Union Council and the student body at large informed of any developments and what we are doing to deliver on what Union Council voted for.

If you have any questions about the industrial action, check out our two FAQs on the subject or contact your Full-Time Officers at fulltimeofficers@sussexstudent.com.

 

 

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