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Day three and a very good morning to Joanna Cherry QC

Joanna Cherry QC and MP for Edinburgh South West visits the picket line #OneOfUsAllOfUs

While many of us were still in bed Joanna Cherry QC our local MP for the Edinburgh South West constituency was up and about meeting the early birds on the picket line. The university is one of the biggest local employers and we want to see it commit to the community that serves it by undertaking to tackle insecure contracts, pay erosion, work-induced stress, gender pay gaps, and poverty in retirement. You know it makes sense.

A big thank-you Joanna. It means so much that you stand with us. Solidarity. 

…and not to be upstaged, Daisy the dog still means business too #hwucupickets

When you return to work you should declare truthfully if you have taken part in strike action. It can be entered in ERP as unpaid leave. From Monday members will be working to contract on Action Short of Strike. This means that we work to the hours stipulated in our contracts. You do not have to declare to anyone that you are working ASOS, or enter it in ERP. Just don’t do all those extra hours that you have been doing for free. Our employers may have grown to expect it, and even more so during the current covid crisis, but think about whether they are demonstrating that they value your efforts.

So, if you haven’t already, join the good fight.


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