Petition for the University of Brighton to meet union demands, to prevent strikes

Petition for the University of Brighton to meet union demands, to prevent strikes

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Chloe Allen started this petition to University of Brighton

This petition is created by students, to support the university staff who are striking for better work conditions and equal pay. Please sign to demand that our university meets these important requirements, which will prevent staff from striking. When staff have no other option but to strike, to create change, this impacts on us as students, by taking away a crucial source of teaching and academic support.

We pay £9,250 per year for our education, and we deserve the best possible teaching and support.

Since 2009, pay has been effectively cut by nearly 20% in real terms, while staff are being asked to work harder and longer than ever before.

Women and black and minority ethnic staff experience significant pay discrimination. Casual contracts remain almost impossible to change.

Yet the university employers are refusing to commit themselves to meaningful action on any of these appalling conditions.

Staff want to be at work, not on strike, but the future of higher education is under threat. Growing inequality affects both students and staff - poor working conditions mean poor learning conditions.

Students already missed out on valuable teaching and support during November/December 2019 strikes, and it is very likely that further strikes will go ahead this term, for some courses this could mean 3/4 weeks of teaching will not go ahead. Even if you are not personally affected by the strikes, please support those who are.

With this petition, we will demand vital change from the University. Please support the rights of university staff and protect our education.

Information sources:

https://www.ucu.org.uk/media/10409/Four-fights-one-voice-HE-strike-leaflet/pdf/he_four-fights-strike_flyer_nov19.pdf

https://inews.co.uk/news/unversity-strike-dates-ucu-walkout-action-when-february-march-2020-unis-list-1384798

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