Strike funds

[This information is accurate as of April 2022.]

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.

There are very limited funds in this fund at present, so further donations would be much appreciated!

Applying for financial support

During the 2021-2022 industrial action mandate, there were 18 days of industrial action. If you took 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.
  • You can apply to the local fund for the thirteenth through eighteenth days of strike action that you took.

National strike fund info can be found here.

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 completely confidential.  Only one person (branch organiser, Kester Richardson-Dawes) will see names and personal details.