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Important Thousands of members in dozens of higher and further education institutions across the UK have been or are about to take action in defence of pay, conditions or attacks on pensions. If you are able, please act in solidarity and give whatever you can.

Official dispute

Donate to the fighting fund

11 March 2009

Please support your colleagues.

UCU uses its fighting fund to support members involved in disputes, including the provision of strike pay where appropriate.

UCU congress has recognised the current economic situation means it likely there will be a number of disputes to save jobs and services and protect conditions. It therefore recommended that members who could afford to do so should make an annual donation to the fighting fund to support others. 

Need to claim? Please go to our legal services site if you need to make a claim from the fighting fund.

Congress suggested that an appropriate donation would be £25, depending upon members' circumstances, but any donation to support colleagues in struggle is greatly appreciated and will be used directly to help members on strike.

How to donate

  • Make a direct bank transfer, or set up a regular standing order, to*:
    Account name: UCU Fighting Fund
    Sort code: 60-83-01
    Account no: 20179432
    Reference: 'Fighting Fund Voluntary Levy'
  • Securely online via PayPal**:
    Amount: £    
  • or send a cheque (payable to 'University and College Union') to:
    Fighting Fund donation
    Finance Dept
    University and College Union
    Carlow Street
    NW1 7LH

Please, show your support.

Thank you.

* Recently introduced regulations require banks to undertake a verification process when paying a new or irregularly used payee. The requirements and mode of verification differ from bank to bank and we are aware that some banks currently are unable to verify the UCU account. It should be safe to proceed with payment if the entered account details are as listed.
** A fee is incurred when paying by PayPal so direct bank transfer or cheque is preferred to ensure the fighting fund receives all of your donation.

Last updated: 21 June 2024