Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Will you help UCU stand up for EU staff and students?

Will you help UCU stand up for EU staff and students?

I continue to receive very worrying messages from members who are EU nationals expressing concerns about their future in the UK.  As you know, I have raised this issue at the highest level with government demanding that the position of EU staff and students be protected and that any lost funding as a result of Brexit be matched.

More than that however, we urgently need a clear message from the government to the world beyond these shores that the UK remains a place not just where people should want to come and study or work but also want to live and bring up a family. The social and economic contribution made by EU nationals and indeed those from further afield is obvious and if the impression currently being given that the UK is pulling up the drawbridge is allowed to take hold it will be a disaster not just for us who work in education but for the UK itself.

I will continue to make this case but I need your help.

Please click here to send a message to your MP asking them to protect the rights of our colleagues who are EU nationals.

Thank you.

Sally Hunt
UCU general secretary

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