Update on UCU industrial action

Published: 18 November 2021

Information for all colleagues on dispute over pensions, pay and working conditions

The University has been notified by the University the College Union (UCU) that its members have been called to take up to three days of strike action and action short of a strike on a continuous basis from Wednesday 1 December 2021, in response to disputes over both the USS pension, and pay and working conditions. 

The expected dates of strike action are Wednesday 1 December 2021 to Friday 3 December 2021 (inclusive). 

The University is disappointed that a strike has been called and is committed to minimising disruption for students and colleagues who will not be participating in strike action.  

The University has communicated its position on both the USS pension changes and pay dispute with regards to the AY 2020-21 pay settlement and  any industrial action on campus will not change the University’s position. 

Further information, including the University’s Industrial Action Policy and FAQs, can be found on the Human Resources – Industrial action webpage. If you have any queries, please contact your College or University Services HR team. 

First published: 18 November 2021