THEY’RE OFF AGAIN
Uni staff are on yet another strike – this time over three 2-hour slots – as pay row continues.
Lecturers will be marching out once again as their union calls for further strike action.
UCU, the union representing uni teaching staff, have announced three two-hour strikes across the country this term.
The first one’s in exam season (Thursday), but sadly the powers-that-be don’t reckon any exams will be cancelled.
Last year staff went on two day-long strikes in October and December over the same issues. Staff spent the day picketing all over campus and rallying outside Senate House.
Staff unions and uni bosses have been locked in a never-ending pay row for months as negations repeatedly fail.
Uni staff are grumpy because they haven’t received a pay rise since before the recession (despite volatile inflation), and some support staff are paid under the living wage.
But last year, UCU were joined by Unison and Unite, the unions for admin/support staff. This time round, it looks like they’re on their own.
Thurs 23 January, 11.00 – 13.00
Tues 28 January, 14.00 – 16.00
Mon 10 February, 09.00 – 11.00