St Andrews University staff to go on strike for three days this month

Lecturers at every UK uni will be striking

University of St Andrews staff are set to go on strike again, for three days this month.

Every single UK university will see strikes, as staff are campaigning for better pay and pensions, among other things.

Lecturers at these universities, including St Andrews, will be striking on November 24th, 25th and 30th.

UCU’s general secretary Dr Jo Grady said 70,000 members at unis across the country will be going on strike to “defend their jobs”, “win a proper pay rise” and “take back their pensions”.

A Tab investigation this summer found Russell Group unis saved £11million in withheld pay whilst lecturers were on strike last university year.

Jo Grady said: “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.”

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