Thanks from your reps

Dear members,

Your UCU Representatives wanted to thank you for your efforts over the last couple days of strike action. The withdrawal of labour is always the last port of call in industrial relationships and we understand the sometimes difficult decision it is to do. The two days were bitterly cold and many of you braved the weather and stood on picket lines, others saved on travel costs and avoided work spending the time with friends and family claiming back lost quality time. While members were on picket lines, your representatives went on radio and television to make the case for Fair Pay in FE and lots of photographs were taken of the two days, and below are links for you to review and share. Feel free to share this email with your non-member colleagues and encourage them to join us in the campaign for Fair Pay in FE by visiting

The above link has photographs from the two days, a massive shout out to Sara Brown at Hastings who did a Chemistry Teach Out which was attended by students. It was great to watch and highlights this action is not about removing the education of the students.

The above link is a Radio interview with Justin Wynne, Branch Secretary at Hastings, and Dan Shelley the Executive Director ESCG. In this interview Dan Shelley is challenged on any pay increases he may have received.

The above link is the BBC South East news broadcast from 30th Jan 2019 where the Strike Action headlines, Marcus Abel, UCU Representative of Eastbourne is interviewed along with Dan Shelley.

The above link is a video submitted in support of UCUs action over the last couple of days.

Needless to say your representatives will push for negotiations to improve your pay at ESCG. Further information regarding the issues around pay will be sent out to you all to ensure you are all aware of the issues we are fighting.

In solidarity, and a massive thank you from your representatives.

Branch Meeting

Dear members,

A Branch Meeting is being called before the Easter break to discuss current issues.

Therefore on:
Date: Wednesday 28 March 2018
Time: 4.30pm – 5.15pm
Room: SP.3083

Agenda and last meetings minutes sent via email for agreement.

Kind regards

Justin Wynne
National UCU FEC & NEC
UCU Branch and Membership Secretary
Sussex Coast College


Dear UCU members,

Friday 17th April 2015, Mike Moran the regional rep for UCU will be in the building meeting with SLT. Mike has asked for a meeting to be held where he can address questions from members regarding the current situation at Sussex Coast College Hastings.

As a result a meeting will be held in room 3083 SP at 3pm. If you intend to attend please arrange a cover task for any classes you may be teaching and advise your LSM of your attendance.

If you are not currently a member of UCU and feel now is the time to join please sign up online at

Kind regards

Justin Wynne

Justin Wynne

Head of History & Classics
UCU Branch Secretary
Sussex Coast College
TN34 1BA
Tel: 01424 442 222 ext. 8319