Industrial action


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30 Jan 2018

There is no justification for this pension attack – USS’s finances are strong, argue 153 university academics

University employers have provoked the largest vote for industrial action …

23 Jan 2018

Download the leaflet here: Historic Vote in UCU

Now Make It Count: build the strikes
The vote for strikes to defend USS pensions in pre-92 universities is historic …

23 Jan 2018

Today the USS Joint Negotiating Committee voted with the casting vote of the chair Sir Andrew Cubie to end future accrual in the collective defined benefit pension scheme and move all future accrual to the individual defined contribution scheme.

22 Jan 2018

19 colleges across England  will be sent ballot forms tomorrow asking UCU members to vote to take action over pay and conditions.

Here is a link …

19 Jan 2018

Following an indicative ballot where 75% of members voted for action over pay, thirty colleges across England are being balloted by UCU for better pay …

9 Nov 2017

At congress this year the General Secretary launched a commission to look into what would make effective industrial action. The commission has invited members from …

26 Oct 2017

University of Manchester UCU held a thoroughly successful strike over compulsory redundancies on the 23rd and 24th of October. The strike saw the biggest picket …

17 Oct 2017

Defending Pay and Pensions – Report from HEC, 13 October
UCU Higher Education Committee met on 13th October. Two key issues occupied the main discussion: pay and …

10 Oct 2017

The FEC met on Friday and overwhelmingly (only one vote against) agreed to launch an industrial ballot over this year’s national pay claim. The meeting …

6 Oct 2017

Leeds University UCU have escalated our action in defence of Statute protections and against the additional ground for dismissing staff: ‘Some Other Substantial Reason’ (SOSR).  …

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