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Fund the Future: support our campaign to build a better tertiary education sector

12 June 2020 | last updated: 3 July 2020

The website for Fund the Future is now live - click here to visit it, watch and share our launch video, and join the campaign. 

I have written to the prime minister and to his counterparts in Scotland and Wales, warning that the sectors our members work in are projected to suffer more from the economic effects of coronavirus than any other. UCU has been warning about this for months, with the evidence steadily mounting up in support of our claims. Universities and some colleges have already been letting staff go and we cannot wait any longer for the support we need. 

At the same time, we will continue to commit all the resources we can to help and empower branches wherever employers are looking to pass the damage on to staff. Our campaign website will continue to grow as a resource, and our campaign starter pack outlines some of the ways in which we can support branches to defend members' interests. 

Please visit the website for more information - and don't forget to watch our launch event today, 1-2pm, via whichever platform you prefer: 

The event will also have a BSL interpreter on screen at all times. I am delighted to announce that we will also have a special guest appearance from Kevin Courtney, joint general secretary of the National Education Union. 

If you would like to submit a question about anything to do with the campaign in advance of the launch event, please use this form to do so, or you can submit questions during the event via comments on Facebook.