21 / 02 / 18

Strike Action by University Staff in Support of a Campaign Concerning Pensions

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that it plans for members to take industrial action in support of a campaign concerning pensions. The University has been notified by UCU that the first phase of this will be taken in the form of two days’ strike action, on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February 2018.

This action is a UK wide issue which cannot be resolved locally by, or within, the University. However, we are working closely with the UCU both locally and nationally and will continue to do so.

Further periods of strike action are also planned, bringing the total to 14 days of action:

Week two – Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February (three days)

Week three – Monday 5, Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March (four days)

Week four – Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 March (five days)

It is not known at the moment whether this later action will take place, as it is possible that the situation may be resolved through national negotiations.

It is still quite early for us to know how the industrial action will affect students, and we will make every effort to minimise disruption. Further information will be posted on this page as it becomes available. If you have very specific comments, concerns or queries, you may notify the University by completing this online form.

Where it is possible to do so, we will provide answers to the most common queries on our Frequently Asked Questions page. We will do our best to answer specific individual queries, but please bear in mind that it may not be possible to provide a detailed response, because we may not have information about the details of strike action taken in any individual School / programme. Please note that we can only reply to you if you provide your email address where requested on the form.

Updated on 7 February 2018.