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Let's rise: UCU HE campaign launch, Wednesday 10 August 19:30

8 August 2022

In UK higher education, we are at a crossroads. 

Ever decreasing pay, devastating cuts to our pensions, and the proliferation of precarious employment practices--all in a sector worth tens of billions of pounds. 

The key question though, as always, is what are we going to do about it? 

The attacks on you are UK-wide and this means our response must be a collective one. No longer can we fight these battles university by university. It is time to come together and deliver the biggest ballot in UCU history--if they come for one, they come for us all.  

We will run the most innovative pay, working conditions, and USS pensions campaign ever seen in UK higher education. But to be successful, we need you to be the union. We need you to vote YES when the ballot drops, to talk to your colleagues, and to do everything in your power to deliver our union's biggest YES vote ever. 

On Wednesday 10 August at 19:30 we will formally launch the campaign with a live Q&A. I will be joined by UCU president Janet Farrar as we set out the details of the campaign, take your questions and premiere a special video, bringing the whole union together.  

You can watch the broadcast by using these event links (YouTube, Facebook) at 19:30 on Wednesday, or you can simply visit our YouTube, Facebook or Twitter channels.

There will be closed captions for members watching on Facebook or YouTube.

Please visit the UCU rising campaign website and speak to every single one of your colleagues before the session. Let's get the whole union online.  

Let's rise.  

Yours in solidarity

Jo Grady
UCU general secretary 

Last updated: 28 September 2022