BREAKING: Newcastle UCU members have voted against a new agreement to end strike action
Strikes are very likely to continue after the Easter break
Newcastle joined several universities across the country who voted against a proposed deal which would have brought an end to the strikes. With all 183 UCU members voting 'no', strikes are likely to continue, possibly for weeks after the on coming Easter break.
The agreement, drawn up between national representatives of the UCU and Universities UK, was sent to members on Monday, and is to be considered by UCU higher education and branch representatives today.
The agreement also encourages UCU members to prioritise the rescheduling of teaching in order to minimise the disruption to students, which many feel sets a damaging precedent for future strike action.
The Newcastle University UCU have posted videos on Twitter of members of the UCU and their supporters saying that they will "Fight until we win".
As the strikes continue, students show support for their lecturers and the staff of the university, many attending the picket lines set up around the campus.
As the university are yet to tell students how we will be affected, the rest are asking, what's going to happen to us? How are our degrees going to be impacted?
The rejection of the agreement by the Newcastle UCU branch suggests that strike action could continue for the foreseeable future.
Photo credit: Newcastle University UCU Twitter (featured image)