University of York lecturers will be striking for three days this month

Strikes will be held on the 24th, 25th and 30th November

University of York lecturers will be striking for three days later this month.

Strike dates will be held on Thursday 24th November, Friday 25th November and Wednesday 30th November.

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.

Staff will also begin industrial action short of strike action from Wednesday 23 November, which includes working to rule, refusing to make up work lost as a result of strike action and refusing to cover for absent colleagues.

Last month, the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) won its national ballots for industrial action, with over 70,000 university staff at 140 unis taking part in the vote. According to the UCU the dispute remains unresolved.

UCU’s general secretary Dr Jo Grady said: “70,000 members on strike to defend their jobs”, “win a proper pay rise” and “take back their pensions”.

“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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