Your Bristol Newsflash, 25th September 2019

1) I’ve Voted, Have You?

We’re now into the third week of our joint pay and pension ballot.

If you’ve not voted, please don’t forget to asap.

2) FAQs

What does action short of a strike mean? Will UCU be paying strike pay? I am working on a visa – does this affect my right to strike?

UCU has produced a list of frequently asked questions (and most importantly, answers) for members:

3) ‘Education is Dying – We All Need The Strikes’, Wednesday, 2nd October, 18:30-20:30, Queen’s Building Room 1.15

Bristol Student-Staff Solidarity host a rally Wednesday next week ‘to fight against pay stagnation, casualisation of work, gender pay inequality and other issues of workplace justice’.

‘Students need to rally around workers to defend education from collapse, to build a democratic, free and inclusive education for all. Join BSSSG to discuss what we need to achieve this year with the UCU and students across the UK’.

For more information:

4) Branch General Meeting, Tuesday 15 October, 13:00-14:00, Enderby Room, Physics

A date for diaries: as part of her General Secretary Tour, UCU General Secretary Jo Grady will be speaking at our branch General Meeting on Tuesday, 15 October:

5) Support our Services Meeting, 18:30-20:30, Monday, 30th September

Student-led mental health campaign Support our Services is looking for UCU members and staff to share their experiences at their meeting Monday next week.

The campaign aims to bring students and staff together to campaign to improve mental health services at the University.

For more details, please email