Local Hardship Fund now open!
Many thanks to all who have indicated that they would like to make a donation to the hardship fund to support striking members – especially those who are low paid and/or on precarious contracts.
Donations can be made online to:
Bank: Unity Trust Bank
Account name: UCU Aberdeen
Account number: 20391825
Sort code: 60-83-01
Anyone who wishes to make a claim on the local hardship fund should read the guidance notes and submit a completed application form and return it to The Hardship Fund Committee, AUCU Office, C18 Taylor Building, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UB.
Public statement by the Aberdeen branch of the University & College Union
More than 50% of Aberdeen UCU members responded to an informal consultation regarding the output of the ACAS talks between UCU and UUK.
Dr David Watts represented Aberdeen at the UCU HQ meeting which took place in London on Tuesday. The branch had to react quickly and made every effort, given the deadline, to engage all members in forming a collective response. The position of the branch was shared with David in advance of the meeting. That position is that Aberdeen UCU rejects the proposal brokered via the Acas-mmediated talks. It should be noted this position is in keeping with that made public by many other branches.
Further information on the outcome from the UCU HQ meeting will be shared as soon as possible. Strike action continues as planned till Friday 16 March.
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