Universities face eight days of strikes over pensions and pay

Universities in the UK are facing eight days of strikes starting this month, the University and College Union (UCU) has announced.

The strike centres on the changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and universities’ failure to make improvements on pay, equality, casualisation and workloads.

From 25 November 60 universities will be affected by strike action.

Jo Grady, UCU general secretary said on their website: “The first wave of strikes will hit universities later this month unless the employers start talking to us seriously about how they are going to deal with rising pension costs and declining pay conditions.”

Check out the map below to see which universities are going to be affected by the strike.


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