Bristol UCU Newsflash, 23rd November 2022

1) Bristol UCU Picket Lines, Thursday, 24th February

  • Picket Lines from 08:30 tomorrow. Picket line supervisors to pick up strike materials from UCU Office, 1d Priory Road from 07:30. Main Picket Line: 5 Tyndall Avenue.       
  • Assemble for joint UCU/Unison Rally for 12:00 noon outside Victoria Rooms.

For a list of campus picket lines tomorrow:

2) National Fighting Fund and Bristol UCU Local Hardship Fund: Details, Donations and How to Claim

UCU’s National Fighting Fund claim details:

Local Hardship Fund: 

  • HPTs / TSR staff can claim from the Local Hardship Fund for all lost contact hours on strike days.
  • Salaried staff (grade J and below or earning under £30,000) will be able to claim from the Local Hardship Fund and the national Fighting Fund, after deductions have been taken from pay packets – we expect this to happen at the end of January 2023
  • Details of what you need to do to make a claim are available from: 
  • Claims from and queries about the Local Hardship Fund should be sent to:  

Donations to the Local Hardship Fund can be made at:

For more information, see Strike Pay & Local Hardship Fund & Donations

HPT/TSR staff:

  • claim for any work that you do e.g. teaching, preparation, assessment and related duties (e.g. office hours) from the University/on MyERP
  • do not claim for anything that they do not do e.g. teaching on a strike day from the University/on MyERP
  • do not teach or work on a strike day as striking UCU members
  • claim for any teaching that you did not do because you were striking from our Local Hardship Fund
  • do not claim for any rescheduled preparation, marking or related duties from the Local Hardship Fund

3) Bristol UCU Placard Making Session, Wednesday, 23rd November. From 9am, 1D Priory Road

Today our UCU office in 1d Priory will be open to members and students to make placards and share strike materials.

4) Teachout Schedule

5) AOS, Notification of Strike Action, FAQs, Strike Pay Deductions, Student Support


6) UCU Student Powers Points: Why We Strike