There will be picket lines from 8-10am at the Hendon, Trent Park and Archway campuses.
The students' union is closing its offices in solidarity and has issued the following statement:
MUSU fully supports Unison in its continuing struggle against the cuts. MUSU passed a motion 'Oppose cuts throughout the public sector' on October 20th last year that stated:To send a message of support to the Unison branch, email UNISON1@mdx.ac.uk. The Unison branch has a blog: http://mdxbranchlines.blogspot.com.
'The Union Resolves:
1) To mandate the Students’ Union Executive to oppose all cuts.
2) To work with and support the campus Trade Unions in their struggle against cuts.'
MUSU sabbaticals will be around the picket lines on the day to inform students as to why we are supporting this action.
Manojkumar Iyer, President
To send a message of support to the UCU branch, email the branch secretary John Hammond: J.Hammond@mdx.ac.uk.
I suspect that all universities tend to be little worlds unto themselves, only scarcely integrated with the surrounding area, but last year Barnet trades council did forge links with the students' union, and the campus unions have sent representatives to trades council meetings. I hope we will continue to build this collaboration.