Showing solidarity with outsourced workers at Senate House this week

We passed a motion at our branch meeting on 19 April 2018 to show our support for bringing workers currently outsourced back in-house. The motion suggested what UCU members could do if they want to show solidarity with outsourced workers taking strike action on Wednesday and Thursday this week (25-26 April). Colleagues should remain aware of the rules around secondary action.

Here are some things that UCU branch members wishing to show solidarity CAN do:

  • Go outside and mingle with colleagues at lunchtime on Wednesday and learn more about some of the problems with outsourcing. You can do this during your lunch or join some of us at 1pm…look for the UCU banner on the Russell Square side of the building;
  • Join a planned protest outside Senate House after work at 5pm on Wednesday;
  • Donate directly to the IWGB strike fund.

At last week’s branch meeting, UCU members were also briefed on the remit of the FM Services Review Steering Group. Membership of this group includes UCU, and we remain committed to furthering our aim of bringing all workers back in-house through this mechanism.