We have been asked to remind all academic staff who intend to participate in the forthcoming national strike that they should attend the following “strike workshops”:
February 15: Brazier Practice
A brief introduction to the art of lighting a brazier and a guide to the manner in which serving pickets should cluster around the burning coals. (NB For reasons of safety and presentation, those selected for brazier work are advised to eschew formal academic dress.)
February 21: Chanting Rehearsal
At this workshop, all attendees will be rehearsed in the chants that have been approved for use during all day-of-action demonstrations.
As we go to press, the favoured chants are as follows:
What do we want?
Full pension rights restored!
When do want them?
Now! Now! Now!
Defined benefit pensions
In! In! In!
Market-leading defined contribution pensions
Out! Out! Out!