October 31: LSHTM UCU Message to students

LSHTM UCU Message to students.

You will be aware by now that on Thursday 31st October many LSHTM staff will be not be coming into work and will be on strike and “picketing” the School. There will be picket lines at all entrances to LSHTM and most lecturers will not be taking classes that day. We deeply regret having to take strike action but feel our employers have left us no choice by refusing to negotiate over job security, the gender pay gap and fair pay.

Many LSHTM staff will be not be coming into work and will be on strike and “picketing” the School. The page prepared by UCL Students Union explains fairly well what our issues are http://uclu.org.uk/strike-FAQ . This is the flyer from the three unions (UCU, Unison & Unite) taking part in tomorrows action:  http://www.ucu.org.uk/media/pdf/p/3/hedispute13_strikeA4leaflet_uson.pdf

We hope you can support your lecturers by not coming into the building Thursday and joining the picket lines. For those of you who are unfamiliar with UK employment law, this is about industrial action http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/picketing-and-picket-lines.

If you have any questions reply to this email,
Did you know students can join UCU – http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1675&detailid=5143

Dan Arthur
UCU Branch Secretary
http://ucu.lshtm.ac.uk
Twitter @lshtmUCU

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