Exact plans for four weeks of staff strikes at Edinburgh released

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EUSA have announced on their website the planned action university staff are due to take in opposition to proposed changes to the pension scheme a majority of staff are enrolled in.

The strikes would encompass a total of fourteen days spread over a four week period.

Staff are due to strike on the following dates:

Week 1: Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th February

Week 2: Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th, Friday 9th March

Week 3: Monday 12th-Friday 16th March (whole week)

Week 4: Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th March.

EUSA's Vice President for Education Bobi Archer is generally supportive of the strike. In a statement she said: “The Students’ Association will be supporting those who are involved in the UCU Strike which will take place this semester.

"A University would not exist without staff and it’s important that we stand in solidarity with them at this crucial time, both for those on strike and the student body.

"We have been working to ensure that the strike will have a minimal effect on students’ academic experience, including negotiating the postponement of deadlines. We feel that the long-term benefits of improving conditions for staff to enable good learning and teaching quality will be worth the action.”

The university is yet to make a statement on the strike.

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