Oxford SU Joins Rally in Show of Solidarity to Striking University Staff
Oxford SU joins rally in show of solidarity to striking university staff. Oxford SU joined forces with University College Union (UCU) at a major rally in Oxford City Centre to promote the interests of our members and defend education. The rally was used to show solidarity to striking university staff over the proposed pension changes. UCU are starting a series of strike action over the next four weeks about proposed changes to their pensions. Oxford SU as the voice of students at the University of Oxford, stands in solidarity with the University and Colleges Union (UCU) in their strike, as we believe those working in higher education should be treated and remunerated fairly. This rally is the first in a series of actions that Oxford SU will be taking over in the coming weeks to show their solidarity for the strike. Oxford SU Sabbatical Officers said “The SU and our student members fully support UCU in this action. They have stood with us in fighting against fee hikes, the scrapping of maintenance grants and even calling out our own institution - and now we stand with them.
Were You Unable to Attend the UCU Rally?
Unable to attend the UCU rally but want to find out what was said? As part of our #UCUVirtualRally efforts, we are collecting the transcripts of the rally. Speeches can be read online below.
Want to Stand in Solidarity With Your Striking Lecturers But Unable to Attend the Rallies?
Students who have difficultly accessing solidarity efforts (due to disability, time constraints, etc.) are invited to take part online instead. Throughout the duration of the strike, we will be posting photographs and messages of support from students to those involved in UCU strikes. You can send us a photo/ supportive message directly via email to email@example.com or post it yourself using the hashtag #UCUVirtualRally and we will share it on our social media channels.