Disputes over pay and pensions mean strikes could be possible as soon as mid-November
For the second time in four months, the required 50% threshold to cause strike action was not reached
A new round of strikes could take place this semester across UK universities
Oxford’s Chris Gosden has led calls to tackle the crippling uncertainty for UK Institutions
The strikes center over a proposed 2% pay increase, which lecturers argue is nowhere near the rate of inflation
“A deal or no-deal Brexit is the biggest challenge facing higher education and the country”, says Sally Hunt.
The new wave of strike action was planned to take place during the exam season
Industrial action is set to affect University of Manchester students when they return from the Easter break, and could extend into the summer assessment period
The official strike timetable for the new wave of industrial action is set to be announced on the week commencing Monday the 19th of March
The strikes would be a continuation of the extended industrial action UCU took in 2018, that saw weeks of strikes over several months
This SU is democratically mandated to support an NSS boycott via an active senate motion
The head of the OfS has said that universities should not be expected to be bailed out in times of financial difficulty.
UCU strike over pay unlikely to go ahead as only 7 institutions reach required turnout.
Sir Anton Muscatelli has attacked politicians over the uncertainty of an EU exit
After last year’s strikes, the new Students’ Union Exec Team have encouraged “all sides to get round the negotiating table” to “avoid action which detrimentally impacts our students”
Take Action! UoM, a student-led campaign demanding mitigation and compensation for students affected by UCU strike action, held their first public meeting in Squirrel’s Bar
Over the four weeks of strikes, some staff and students have taken it upon themselves to fill the gap in engagement