Here you will find a list of current campaigns which are being run at UAL. These may be external to Arts SU - they could be organised by students at grassroots level, or part of a national campaign that our members have asked us to take a political stance on.
We will also be letting you know how you can get involved in the campaigns you care about, be that through attending a peaceful protest, signing a petition or amplifying the voice of the campaign on social media.
Outsourcing / Cleaners Strike
UAL Cleaners are striking for equal treatment with staff directly employed by UAL. As outsourced workers, they are not paid London Living Wage and face inferior conditions, such as lack of sick pay, holidays and redundancy windows. Marginalised groups are also more likely to be affected, meaning that outsourcing practices are also discriminatory.
UAL Cleaners will be going on strike from 27th September - 1st October.
Join the pickets at:
- 27th September - LCC
- 28th September - Chelsea
- 29th September - Camberwell
- 30th September - Chelsea
- 1st October - LCC
You can also donate to the strike fund here or show your solidarity by sharing on social media with #UALEndOutsourcing #UALCleanerStrike
Pause or Pay UK
To be updated soon.
You can also read Arts SU Sabbatical Officer Team's statement on OfS cuts to creative education here.
Hate-Speech Free Campus
In February 2021, Arts SU published a statement addressing UAL's invitation of Rachel Ara to a campus event. Ara has repeatedly challenged the right for trans people to assert their gender identities. We felt that giving a platform to individuals who minimise the voices of those who are most marginalised in our community is incredibly problematic, and called upon UAL to rescind the invitation.
Hate speech is not free speech and discrimination is #NEVEROK. We will continue to hold UAL to account by championing our campuses as safe spaces, free of discrimination and hate speech.
PCSC Policing Bill
In July 2021, Arts SU took a public stance in opposition of the PCSC Bill, which sets out to further criminalise protests, resistance and GRT communities' ways of life. Read the full statement here.