Lecturers to be balloted for strike action

Tom King, BA Politics The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced it will be balloting academic staff for industrial action over proposed changes to pensions. The plans from Universities UK could see the value of some pensions slashed by over £200,000, according to a report prepared by First Actuarial. The changes to the Universities […]

Marking boycott postponed

Tom King, BA Politics Academics’ union UCU has announced a planned marking boycott will be postponed to 6th May to give time to consult its members on a new pay offer put forward by the university employers’ association. UCEA, which represents university managements nationally, had previously offered a pay rise of 1% but has now […]

SOAS staff strike over pay

On 31st October, staff at SOAS, and at universities across the country, took part in a one-day strike in a dispute over pay. The unions UCU, Unite and Unison, who represent academics and support staff, are asking the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) to approve a pay rise in line with inflation, rather than […]