Durham will have lecturer strikes for three days this month

All other UK universities will have strikes too

The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced that its members at Durham University and all other universities in the UK will be striking for three days this month.

Last month, the UCU won its national ballots for industrial action, with over 70,000 university staff at 140 universities taking part in the vote. According to the UCU the dispute remains unresolved.

The exact dates of the strikes are:

• November 24th

• November 25th

• November 30th

Dr Jo Grady, General Secretary of the UCU, said: “70,000 members on strike to defend their jobs”, “win a proper pay rise” and “take back their pensions”.

“We will now plan to deliver the biggest picket lines in UCU history on the 24th and 25th November. On the 30th, we want as many of you as possible to head to London for the biggest ever demonstration of UCU members. We are going to protest ahead of our talks with the employers.”

She said: “Our message during these three days is very clear. Put a proper offer on the table or this is just the start of our fight back. This strike will be like no other we have called before. The ballot was different, the action will be different, the result will be different. The longer the picket line, the shorter the dispute.”

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