24 / 01 / 20

Industrial action by Newcastle University Colleagues

In Autumn 2019 the University and College Union (UCU), which represents academics, lecturers, researchers and administrators in UK universities, 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.

During the eight days of strike action, a number of mitigating activities were put in place to support students who found that their studies were affected.  Details of these activities can be found on the Mitigating Activities for Students webpage.

An Industrial Action Impact Form is available which you can use to advise your academic unit if you believe your studies have been significantly affected by the industrial action. The form will be available until Monday 27 January 2020.

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 any periods of industrial action 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 Academic Registrar via the online form

Dates, communications and faqs

Updated 14/01/2020