The BSA continues to support strike action by UCU members which begins next week. We’re proud to be part of a community where our members feel empowered to stand up for what they believe in.
Communication with members during strike period
In a gesture of solidarity with all those who are taking part in the action, we will keep all communication to a minimum whilst continuing to support our members. The office staff will be working regular hours as we are not university employees and so are not directly involved in the disputes. We are happy to help anyone getting in touch with us during this period. It’s important to note that not all BSA members work in higher education or live in the UK.
Communication from the BSA office will continue during the strike period because, as the national subject association for Sociology in Britain, it is essential that we continue our charitable work promoting sociology and our administrative work supporting our journals, events and award programmes.
We understand that members on strike may not open correspondence and, in some cases, will be deleting all email communication they receive during the strike. The BSA office will therefore resend all essential communications after the strike to ensure that members do not miss important information. As it is impossible for the office to know which members have and have not deleted communications during the strike, some members may receive communications twice.
On social media, we will join you on the digital picket line and refrain from retweeting any institutional content on strike days. However, we will continue tweeting news from the BSA and our journals so that you can stay informed.
Those members not involved in the strike action may wish to support it via sharing their views on social media etc. and contributing to funds that help those members who are participating. If you wish to contribute you can do so here: https://www.ucu.org.uk/fightingfund
The BSA office supports our members and all sociologists who are affected by the UCU strike action. We are thinking of all those who will be on the picket lines and affected by the strike.