“All classes are cancelled” – came the message from the College about the plans for the strike day. This showed the strength of feeling that the College knew there was on the issues of pay and pensions. Nevertheless, the UCU Branch atSunderland College organised picketing at every site to make sure the strike was as solid as could be expected. (Not all sites have photos).
The UCU Branch at City of Sunderland College got good support all round and it was clear that the strike would have an impact: http://www.citysun.ac.uk/latest-news/ucustrikeactiondetails/
Branch Officers of UCU appeared on the radio to speak about the issues and this can be found here: http://www.sun-fm.com/news/review.php?article=391137
Pickets and strikers travelled up to Newcastle for the mass regional rally and Cath Hepburn spoke out and thanked everyone for their support.