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Industrial action by Newcastle University Colleagues

The University and College Union (UCU), which represents academics, lecturers, researchers and administrators in UK universities, has balloted its members in two separate ballots covering pensions and pay and conditions.

On 5 November, UCU announced that eight days of strike action would take place at 60 UK universities and would run from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 4 December 2019.

We have prepared a number of mitigating activities to support you should you find that your studies are affected.  Full details can be found on the Mitigating Activities for Students webpage.

We have also prepared further information about the Industrial Action Impact Form which you can use to advise your academic unit if you believe your studies have been significantly affected by the industrial action.  The form itself will be available from Thursday 5 December 2019.

What happens next?

  • Further information for students on progress to resolve the dispute will be kept updated on this webpage.
  • We will do all we can to help you during the industrial action and to limit any impact on you
  • Help us to help you – tell us what you need and if there is anything extra we can do to support you.  You can continue to submit questions to the Acting Academic Registrar via the online form

Dates, communications and faqs

Updated 25/11/2019