BREAKING: UCU announces more strikes at Notts
They could last up to 14 days
The UCU has announced that more strike action will take place in February and March. This will be the second wave of strikes this academic year, following eight days of action back in November and December.
UoN will be one of 74 universities affected by strikes, whose staff are walking out over disputes of pensions, equality, pay and workloads. This is an increase from 60 which took action in November and December.
BREAKING NEWS: UCU members at 74 universities to take 14 days of strikes in February and March. Union says it will also ballot for a fresh mandate to continue the action if disputes on #USS and #FourFights cannot be resolved. Full details here – https://t.co/GTf5MRPPlR
— UCU (@ucu) February 3, 2020
The strike action will take place over several weeks. It may last as long as 14 days if no agreement is made before its conclusion.
The proposed strike days are as follows:
Week one – Thursday 20 & Friday 21 February
Week two – Monday 24, Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 February
Week three – Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 March
Week four – Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 March
Failure for an agreement to be made before the end of the strikes will result in another ballot of UCU members. In the event the ballot has a turnout over 50% and voters support continued action, it means strikes could happen again later this academic year.
The UCU's general secretary Jo Grady claims that more members now back the strikes than before.
To find out more about the strikes, click here.