Industrial action planned for Wednesday 30 November (update)
As you will be aware from previous messages, staff who are members of the University and College Union (UCU) and UNISON will be participating in strike action tomorrow, as part of a national dispute.
The University is aware that some members of staff will be picketing at the entrances to Talbot Campus, and outside some buildings at Lansdowne Campus between 8am and 11am.
The purpose of a picket line is to peacefully raise awareness of the dispute in question, and those participating in the action will be identifiable by armbands that indicate they are on strike.
They may approach non-striking staff and students to explain the reasons for the national strike and hand out leaflets. But those not involved in the dispute will not be blocked or prevented from entering any building or carrying out their work or study. The University will remain open and non-striking staff and students should go out about their business as usual.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school admin office, or for staff your line manager.
Strike Action - 30th November 2011
Following a recent national ballot by the trade unions who represent staff in higher education (UNISON and UCU), BU has now been notified they will be holding a one day strike on the 30th November. It is not possible at this stage to say exactly how this will affect any lectures/seminars or other servcies next Wednesday but BU is doing all it can to minimise the impact on students. We expect that the majority of activities and services will continue unaffected by this strike and students are advised that lectures will continue as normal unless told otherwise by individual academics or communications in the Schools.
Students are also asked to look out for late cancellations running up to and on this day and, in the event that a lecture is not cancelled but a lecturer does not attend a planned session, please contact your Programme Administrator or school administration office.
The University is keen to stress that this is a national dispute and it does not endorse the strike action and has asked academic staff to ensure that any potential effect on students are minimised.
We will keep you informed of any further updates on the proposed strike action when it becomes available.