Warwick UCU calls off strike action originally planned for next week

All teaching and marking will go ahead as normal

Warwick UCU has called off the strike action intended to impact next week.

Members have voted to postpone the industrial action that was originally planned from the 25th to the 29th September.

Strikes had been set to go ahead at over 140 UK universities in an ongoing dispute over pay and working conditions.

UCU members also participated in a nation-wide marking boycott over the summer that has now ended.

Jo Grady, UCU general secretary said: “We have seen many employers do the right thing and agree to stop punitive pay deductions and some have also agreed to return what has been taken. We are now urging other vice-chancellors to follow their lead and are calling off strike action at dozens of universities.

“This will also allow our members to concentrate on winning the reballot and getting the pay and conditions they deserve. Renewing our mandate and keeping the pressure on is the way we will win this dispute, but the strike action due to go ahead next week stands as a reminder to all employers that if you behave egregiously, you will face further disruption.”

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