According to the Office for National Statistics, the headline rate of inflation (RPI) was 14.2 percent in October. Tens of millions of workers are looking at the biggest pay cuts for a generation unless employers and the government take action. UCU members are striking on 24, 25 and 30 November, with postal workers, teachers in Scotland and 6th form colleges and train drivers. Meanwhile civil servants and nurses have also just returned massive yes votes for strikes.
This is a crisis which affects everyone – join Cambridge UCU and Anglia Ruskin UCU at a rally to say loud and clear ‘Cambridge needs a pay rise’, 12 noon on 24 November, outside Great St Mary’s Church. Speakers also include representatives of ARU SU, NEU, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge and District TUC and other unions plus Cambridge student activists.
- With crucial meetings between UCEA and universities on 30th November, this is our biggest chance to demand better.
- UCEA has sat out the last three rounds of strikes – our ballot results and our growing membership have forced them to come back to the table.
- Members, non-members, friends and supporters are all welcome! UCU’s pay claim stands to benefit all staff at all grades across the university.
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