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There is general agreement across the institution that we have entered a period of crisis and that this is largely inflicted by the UEL managment regime.  The question is what as lecturers can we do about this?The answer to this is very little if the UCU branch is not able to exercise a rational, moderate and progressive influence over the course of the University. For this reason it is absolutely vital that you continue to support the union at this crucial stage of the negotiations. By supporting the strike you empower your negotiators and ratchet up the pressure on senior managers who have thus far proved completely intransigent. We are asking not just for this support to be sustained but actually to grow over the course of the future actions.

To those colleagues that have taken action today we ask you to continue your support and continue explaining and discussing the dispute with your students. Please also make yourself available for picketing duties on Tuesday 23rd and Monday 29th  Oct especially if you were unable to join the picket lines today. If makes a massive difference if you not just take action but are seen to take action.

To those colleagues that did not take part in the strike action today because they felt the sacrifice to great or the action disproportionate or futile we ask you to join us. Our power and therefore our capacity to be a moderating and rational influence lie simply in our acting together.

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