UoL buildings to be shut as majority of security force go on strike

Feel free to join the picket on the 25th and 26th April in support of the university’s security staff

Approximately 10 University of London buildings will be closed on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th April as the majority of the university’s sixty security officers go on strike. The picket will run from 7am to 1pm on Malet Street, outside Senate House.

The strike has been called in light of the fact that whilst in recent years the pay of other workers at the university has increased, that of security officers has ceased to do so. This breaks a commitment made by the university in 2011 to maintain pay differentials between different types of workers.

Notice of the strike has been sent to Cordant, the company that holds the contract for the provision of security officers to the University of London’s main administration buildings, by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB). The IWGB is demanding fully itemised payslips, an end to zero-hours contracts, and a 25 per cent pay rise for all security officers, which would bring the salary of the lowest paid officer up to around £12 per hour.

If you have any queries about the strike or about joining the picket, email uol@iwgb.org.uk, ring 07783719479, or find out more about the event here.

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