Breaking: Strikes could happen at King’s this semester
King’s have voted for strike action
The University and College Union today revealed that King's College London may become subject to strike action this term.
UCU released a statement today that fourteen other universities have now met the 50% legal turnout to allow the union to back industrial action.
This means that King's is among the 74 other universities that could see strike action this term.
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There are two main reasons why universities belonging to UCU are striking.
Firstly due to pay and working conditions, and secondly due to pension disputes.
King's is one out of five universities that is only striking of action over pensions.
The university did not join last term's strike that was backed by 60 universities and lasted 8 days.
Jo Grady, UCU general secretary said: 'UCU members at 74 universities could walk out this term.
'We have been clear from the outset that we are prepared to take serious and sustained action to defend pay and conditions, as well as our pensions, and these latest results show that members are just as determined as ever.
'Our higher education committee meets tomorrow to consider next steps in both disputes and will respond to the offer from the employers and discuss the latest from the talks on USS.'
The Tab King's will update this when we receive further information.
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