Messages of Support

youareunionBoth locally and nationally, we’ve received a number of messages of support for our industrial action, which we share below.

On behalf of Unite Scotland can you please pass on our message of solidarity to all your members involved in this action. Your fight is our fight and we will do all we can to support UCU in trying to resolve this dispute.

In solidarity, Pat Rafferty, Regional Secretary Scotland


Best wishes and solidarity with your industrial action

Arthur West Secretary, Kilmarnock and Loudoun Trades Union Council



wishing you success in your struggle over the next few days and sending support and solidarity.

Yours sororially, Pauline Rourke, Chair, CWU Scottish Political Forum


Dear Comrades

Greetings of solidarity and support in your fight for decent pay and the removal of the gender pay gap in higher education from the Musician’s Union in Scotland.

Best wishes, Sheena


I would like to express the solidarity of the UNISON membership here for your action on Wednesday and Thursday. UNISON is due to consult its members soon on the current pay offer.

Best Wishes,  Steve McLellan, Branch Secretary, Unison (Napier)


The EIS sends a message of solidarity to our colleagues in the UCU taking strike action today and tomorrow.

The EIS shares the aims of the dispute and it wishes the UCU well with its industrial action.

Yours fraternally, David Belsey, National Officer


I am writing to formally offer support and good will from UNISON Scotland with your industrial action.   The employers need to up their pay offer and recognise the important role that University staff play.

Best wishes, Emma


Hi folks

On behalf of the Executive Committee of Dumfries & Galloway Local Association of the EIS and of Dumfries Trades Union Council, I’m passing on our best wishes for a strongly supported strike over the next 2 days and a successful outcome to your campaign.

John Dennis, Secretary  of Dumfries & Galloway  LA of the EIS and Secretary of Dumfries TUC


To all UCU members involved in strike action

I am writing on behalf of Aberdeen Trades Union Council to send a message of solidarity and support to all the UCU members in Higher Education who are taking strike action on 25th and 26th May. We wish you all the best.

In solidarity and best wishes for a successful resolution to your action.

Kate Ramsden, President ATUC


Solidarity greetings from Edinburgh College EIS branch to all UCU strikers in your fight for equal pay, decent contracts and justice for all. I’ll pass on details of the picket lines. Please pass on this message of

Kind regards, Penny Gower, EIS branch secretary, Edinburgh College