UCU strike calendar Feb-Mar 2022 UPDATED

Strike calendar Feb-March 2022 UPDATED

UCU members across the country are on strike to defend their pensions and pay, and to fight inequality and injustice across higher education. Read more about why we are on strike here.

Strike dates:

  • 21- 25 March Feb – USS pensions dispute and Four Fights pay and equality dispute

Solidarity matters! We are fighting not just for our working conditions and pay, but for the future of Higher Education – resisting the impact of marketisation and cuts which harm our students’ learning conditions, undermine research for the public good and make universities less accessible and more elitist.

If you’re a UCU member get involved – this is your strike. We urge everybody to join the picket line whether in person or online. And there is plenty to do to get organised and build the strongest possible action.

If you’re not a UCU member you can show your solidarity by:

  • Visiting a picket line or leaving a solidarity message on our social media accounts
  • Joining one of our rallies or events
  • Making a donation to our hardship fund

This strike calendar will be updated periodically during the strike, but please check our Twitter account and Facebook for updates to individual events.

What’s happening? When?  Where? Who’s going? 
Monday 21 March  Theme for the day: Targeted disruption, member engagement and recruitment
Picketing, recruitment and campaigning 09:30 – 11:00 (Downing Site)
City Centre target sites
UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Picketing, recruitment and campaigning 11:00 – 12:30 (Downing Site)
City Centre target sites
UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Tuesday 22nd March  Theme for the day: Organising and sharing lessons on effective action 
Organising School & Planning event 13:00 – 16:00 Friends Meeting House or register on Zoom for online participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUld-qhrz0vHdFPeuksiT3zOgqFKAI0p1rJ UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Wednesday 23rd March   Theme for the day: Targeted disruption, member engagement and recruitment
Picketing, recruitment and campaigning 09:30 – 11:00 West Cambridge target sites (meet up corner of JJ Thompson Ave / Madingley Road) UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Picketing, recruitment and campaigning 11:00 – 12:30 West Cambridge target sites (meet up corner of JJ Thompson Ave / Madingley Road) UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Online Report Launch – Justice for College Supervisors 2-3pm On zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcOCgpjMpEte8FChJSKSTr2HctkN51zAc UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Thursday 24th March  Theme for the day: Get The Vote Out & Student-Staff Solidarity
How do we win a better deal for Cambridge Researchers? Open meeting 11-12 On zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvfu-prTwsHtQIXICFI3Bz0USqk_d1GBRE

All welcome
Strike Committee meeting 13:00 – 13.45pm Friends Meeting House and on zoom – check branch email for link to join UCU members
Get the Vote Out Phonebanking 2pm Friends Meeting House UCU members
Student Staff Solidarity working group 3pm Friends Meeting House and on zoom UCU members and supporters
Friday 25th March   Theme for the day: Targeted disruption, member engagement and recruitment
Picketing, recruitment and campaigning 09:30 – 11:00 Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Addenbrookes site UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Picketing, recruitment and campaigning 11:00 – 12:30 Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Addenbrookes site UCU members and supporters – all welcome

ARCHIVE – PREVIOUS STRIKE DAYS

What’s happening? When?  Where? Who’s going? 
Monday 14 Feb Theme for the week: Pension justice
Picketing 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick, Education UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Daily strike rally and staff-student speak out 12 noon King’s Parade / outside Great St Mary’s

https://www.facebook.com/events/359040535819389

UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Strike committee meeting 3pm Online – check branch emails for recurring link to join CUCU members
End Everyday Racism: Group sharing session (For staff) 6:30pm Online via Zoom: https://www.sociology.cam.ac.uk/eer-campaign University of Cambridge staff
Tuesday 15 Feb
Picketing 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Daily strike rally and staff-student speak out 12 noon King’s Parade / outside Great St Mary’s

https://www.facebook.com/events/359040535819389

UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Teachout programme launch and open planning meeting – Education for liberation 12.30pm Great St Mary’s church

https://www.facebook.com/events/466405858375075

Public event, all welcome
Weds 16 Feb
Picketing 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick UCU members and supporters – all welcome
On strike, online – join our digital picket line task force 10.30 – 11am Join our digital picket line task force

11am – 11.30 live from the picket lines

On Zoom – register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlfuqtrTsuHdDb6XIgWhFtVLbSxIg5A4sV UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Daily strike rally and staff-student speak out 12 pm King’s Parade / outside Great St Mary’s

https://www.facebook.com/events/359040535819389

UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Teach out with Human Rights 5pm Online – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teach-out-renata-avila-ceo-open-knowledge-foundation-tickets-254486926247
End Everyday Racism: Group sharing session (Staff) 7:30pm Online via Zoom: https://www.sociology.cam.ac.uk/eer-campaign UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Thurs 17 Feb
Picketing 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Daily strike rally and staff-student speak out 12 pm King’s Parade / outside Great St Mary’s

https://www.facebook.com/events/359040535819389

UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Strike Committee 12.30pm – 1.30pm Great St Mary’s Church [hybrid with zoom if possible TBC] UCU members
Friday 18 Feb
Picketing 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick UCU members and supporters – all welcome
On strike, online – join our digital picket line task force 10.30 – 11am Join our digital picket line task force

11am – 11.30 live from the picket lines

On Zoom – register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdeuorjItGtIpFj4S5TS4etPVjKy8W_aH UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Daily strike rally and staff-student speak out 12 pm King’s Parade / outside Great St Mary’s

https://www.facebook.com/events/359040535819389

UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Mon 21 Feb
Picketing 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick, Education UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Daily strike rally and staff-student speak out 12 pm Outside Great St Mary’s UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Branch meeting 12.30pm – 1.30pm Great St Mary’s church UCU members
Teach-out: How we won justice and recognition for graduate workers with Student Workers of Columbia 3-4pm Online on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqd-6hqDIjG9J3XY4NsOhkrZ8VBBbo-aZD All welcome – public event
National solidarity event – UCU Solidarity movement: UK-wide strike meeting 6pm Online on Zoom – register here: https://bit.ly/StrikeMeeting210222 Public event hosted by UCU Solidarity Movement
Tues 22 Feb
Picketing 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Regional strike rally with guest speakers – co-hosted with Cambridge SU, Open University UCU 12 pm Outside Great St Mary’s https://www.facebook.com/events/1548314872229442 UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Mon 28 Feb` Theme: End the Gig Economy in HE – Justice for College Supervisors
Picketing 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick, Education UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Digital Picket 10-11am Online – register here – activities include online strike art / meme-making session https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOuqrT0vGdLrtSU5w3dKPnkTRBk5LDMN UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Justice for College Supervisors Rally 12 pm Outside Great St Mary’s, https://www.facebook.com/events/372118614749365 UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Teach out: Mind the Gaps – Equality in HE 4pm Online, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkce-urTouGNQ1DXAC570l5QZA8zw8nHoH UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Tue 1 March Theme:
Picketing 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Daily strike rally and staff-student speak out 12 pm Outside Great St Mary’s UCU members and supporters – all welcome
Justice for College Supervisors Report launch TBC TBC All welcome
Weds 2 March Theme: Defend Education
Picketing and student lecture walkouts 8.30am – 11.45am (check the picket rota for local variations) Old Schools, Downing site, Sidgwick Students and University staff – all welcome
Daily strike rally and staff-student speak out 12 pm Outside Great St Mary’s Students and University staff – all welcome
End Everyday Racism: Group sharing session (Staff) 2pm Online via Zoom: https://www.sociology.cam.ac.uk/eer-campaign University staff
Student-staff Solidarity Assembly 4-6pm Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane and on Zoom (hybrid meeting) https://www.facebook.com/events/464500325424018 Register here for the zoom event https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcO6srTwqHNUyJuMQJqb44ies7ZseRRYW Students and University staff – all welcome