STRIKE 2019: Get the pickets out resources

BSN is hosting a collection of images, emails, suggestions, videos (when they’re made) and anything else to help branches prepare for the forthcoming strikes. Send your material to us at branchsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com. Here’s our first batch.

Strike Handbook for UCU activists

Stickers & memes

Checklist

Guidance for members

What are the issues? Slides for students

UCU branch information for students

Warwick strike FAQs for students

Cambridge UCU 4 page strike explainer (PDF)

Cambridge UCU 4 page strike explainer EDITABLE (but please make a copy first)

Cambridge UCU 2 page support the strikes EDITABLE (but please make a copy first)

Leeds UCU strike explainer for students

Goldsmiths UCU letter to students

Warwick UCU Strike FAQs for students

Royal Holloway UCU information to share with students

Strike FAQs for Sussex students

Additionally, there are leaflets explaining the strikes to students in Chinese and Arabic – produced by Universities Resist Border Controls.

Teach outs

Sheffield UCU
Liverpool UCU
Lancaster UCU

Sussex teach out schedule

Leeds teach out schedule

Bath teach out article

Goldsmiths teach out schedule

Cardiff teach out schedule

Royal Holloway teach out schedule

Model branch announcements about the action

Brighton statement here

Royal Holloway statement here

Ulster statement here

Model out of office messages

Out of Office message from Brighton UCU

Guidance on picketing

Very detailed guidance on how to organise your picket lines by Jo McNeill, former president of Liverpool UCU

Information for non-EU staff

See lots more information here from UCU

How to respond to a manager asking if you plan to take strike action

Videos

Join the UCU strike (Clare Rowan)

Queens University Belfast video

Strike BU – a message to students (Bournemouth UCU)

Employers’ responses

A comprehensive set of responses from university has been assembled by USS Briefs and can be accessed at https://medium.com/ussbriefs/vice-chancellors-emails-sent-in-relation-to-ucustrikesback-12c0b42a857e