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Solidarity whip round for EIS Fela

At a recent Branch meeting we voted to set up a solidarity fund to allow branch members to donate to central fund that will then make donations to other UCU branches and our sister unions when they are in dispute.

This is now active so if you can please consider donating to help support striking workers at https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/HWUCUWhipRound . All donations most welcome, however big or small, but please do not feel under any obligation if now is not a good time.

Funds collected up to £200 will be donated to EIS Fela, in the name of Heriot-Watt UCU, with any left over being rolled over to the next cause that comes up- there is no shortage just now as many UCU are, have recently been, or will soon be in dispute including Goldsmiths, Liverpool, Roehampton and many others.

About the EIS Fela dispute

The first fund to which we would like to donate to is EIS Fela. Our comrades in EIS Fela have been in a protracted dispute with their employers over plans to change from hiring lecturers / calling staff who lecture lecturers and changing to staff who do not get allocated time for preparation and marking.

Our near neighbours at EIS Fela Forth Valley College, from where we receive students into year 3 of some of our engineering programmes via Associate Student Scheme, have been in dispute since 20 November 2020.

Further information about the dispute can be found at https://www.eis.org.uk/FELA-News/FVCDispute

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