SECOND OPEN LETTER TO PROFESSOR JULIA BUCKINGHAM (BRUNEL VICE CHANCELLOR AND PRESIDENT) FROM STANLEY O. GAINES, JR. (BRUNEL UCU BRANCH CHAIR)

1st November 2021

Dear Vice-Chancellor,

Thank you for your letter that I received on 29 October 2021, in response to my earlier letter to you (dated 25 October 2021). On the one hand, I am disappointed that you will allow your comments on the Professional Pensions Web site (8 October 2021) to stand. On the other hand, I am heartened by your apparent acknowledgement that Brunel UCU members can safely:

(1) Vote during the current pensions and pay ballot,

(2) Vote for industrial action (and action short of strike), and

(3) Engage in industrial action (and action short of strike) without fear of retaliation from members of Brunel senior management.

Accordingly, I shall communicate your acknowledgement to Brunel UCU members as a whole.

Thank you

Yours Sincerely

STANLEY O. GAINES, JR. (BRUNEL UCU BRANCH CHAIR)