Lecturers at Newcastle and Northumbria University will be striking on these three days in November
The exact dates lecturers will be striking are November 24th, 25th and 30th
Lecturers at both Newcastle and Northumbria University will be partaking in strikes over three days in November. In fact, every single university in the country will partake, with staff campaigning for many things including better pay and pensions.
The exact dates of industrial action taking place are November 24th, 25th and 30th. There are said to be 70,000 members on strike to defend their jobs.
This comes with news that every single UK university will be striking over pay and pensions in November making this the biggest strike in UCU history.
UCU members will be striking for three days later in this month, with UCU’s general secretary Dr Jo Grady saying: “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.”
This comes as yet another year affected by disruption, with strikes having impacted Newcastle University students yearly since 2018. The strikes will have significant affects on current students, coming as another blow after past disruption from both strikes and Covid-19.