Strike funds

[This information is accurate as of 17th March 2023, but information on the current industrial action is still evolving, so please check back regularly for the latest updates.]

Local strike fund: donations

You can donate electronically using these details: Unity Trust Bank, Account number: 20393700, Sort code: 60 83 01, Name: UCU Essex LA020 Strike Fund.

Further donations are always much appreciated!

Applying for financial support

During the 2022-2023 industrial action mandate (beginning 24th November 2022), there are 15 days of industrial action. If you have taken industrial action, you are entitled to apply for financial support (though this is prioritised based on need and available funds). You will need to submit payslips showing that you have had pay deducted.

  • You can apply to the local fund for the first day of strike action that you took.
  • You can apply to the national fund for the second through twelfth days of strike action that you took. National strike fund info can be found here.
  • You can apply to the local fund for the thirteenth through fifteenth days of strike action that you took.

Local strike fund info: a summary of eligibility is here. Please complete this UCU Essex Local Strike Fund Application form to apply. Care has been taken to make the process as confidential and anonymous as possible: only one person (branch organiser, Kester Richardson-Dawes) will see names and personal details before payment, and only the necessary bank account signatories will have access to the data afterwards, for payment purposes only.