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Campaign update email 21/10/11

The presence of the union’s campaign was again visible around campus this week, with posters displayed on staff doors & a campaign stall in the square on Wednesday.

What can you do?

• On a Wednesday, pledge a half hour to UCU’s stall in the Square bringing the message to the students – contact ucu.office@uea.ac.uk if you can spare 30 minutes between 12-2!
• Follow the example of a Law lecturer and extend the life of the ‘working to contract’ sticker by making it a button badge
• Set up an email auto-response to highlight that delays may occur while you’re working to contract, OR at least add it to your email signature – see examples here http://defenduss.web.ucu.org.uk/2011/reclaiming-your-hours/ or cut & paste from the foot of this message
• Display an image on your presentations to alert students to the campaign.
• It’s half term, get home from work in time to see the kids!

Remember, if you have any queries about what is within contract, UCU has put together extensive FAQs: http://defenduss.web.ucu.org.uk/faqs/

Elsewhere…We like the pensions cake idea that St Andrews came up with http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=5787

Let’s show off UEA’s creative abilities and come up with something similar!

UCU@UEA committee would love to hear your ideas for activities to highlight the campaign. And if you’d like to be more involved, please get in touch via ucu.office@uea.ac.uk .

Sample email signature:

PLEASE NOTE: I am participating in UCU industrial action by ‘working to contract’ to defend my pension. To find out more about this dispute click here:
www.ucu.org.uk/defenduss

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