Why does it always rain on me….?

By Travis helped keep wet spirits up as the new Gazebo (see caledonianunion passim) was set up and ready for a wet day of picketing.

A (clearly) unrehearsed version of Travis’s song helped set us up for the day

As always, students were out to help, and Louisa Richardson, the Students union women’s officer brought along some new customised stickers and also took away one of our new placards to laminate against the Scottish weather – many thanks

We also had a welcome visit from Richard Leonard MSP – former leader of Scottish Labour and a long time supporter of the unions in Higher Education. He even posed for a photo in the rain. Made of strong stuff these politicians.

After the picket a few of us defrosted in the Students Association, while we planned future linked activity, including a TeachIn at lunchtime on one of the striking days, a ‘bake-off’ competition (sorry EIS, but UCU think we’ve won that one hands down), and some all union activity around workloads in the nursing department. And just to show not everything’s union focussed, here’s a pic of some of us, listening to the statement from Nicola Sturgeon resigning as First Minister (now there’s a good topic for a teach-out discussion!)

The UCU will see you all on the picket line tomorrow (Thursday). As always any help appreciated!

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