UCU, the academic staff union on campus, have called an emergency meeting for 12:30PM on Tuesday June 13 in OC0.03. Staff will discuss a motion to take industrial action against the University over the proposed gutting of Statute 24, which will severely imperil freedom at Warwick.
Industrial action could include a strike, marking boycott, or other tactics to place pressure on Warwick’s management through material disruption. Warwick staff embody a long tradition of such tactics, from a week-long strike of service staff on campus in 1973, to a marking boycott over pension reform in 2014/15.
The meeting will not be able to make the final decision over industrial action, but will move the union closer to making it a reality.
Email your tutors and let them know about it! We need as many staff there as possible to send a big message to management that academics are serious about fighting them on this. They also need to reach quorum to be able to go ahead with industrial action.
Defend academic freedom at Warwick! #SaveOurStatute