Up to SIXTY universities face strike action

Up to SIXTY universities face strike action which could disrupt studies of hundreds of thousands of students

  • Members of the University and College Union have vowed to stage walk-outs 
  • Russell Group members including Cambridge have mandates to strike
  • This would create further misery for students whose courses were mostly online 

Up to 60 universities face strike action that would disrupt the studies of hundreds of thousands of students.

Members of the University and College Union have vowed to stage walk-outs at campuses in a row over pay, pensions and working conditions.

The union said it had support from 70.1 per cent of members in a ballot – providing a ‘big mandate’ for strike action, possibly before Christmas.

Russell Group members Cambridge, Durham, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol and York are among those with mandates to strike [File photo]

This would create further misery for undergraduates whose courses were mostly online during the pandemic.

Russell Group members Cambridge, Durham, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol and York are among those with mandates to strike.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady declared last night: ‘We truly hope that disruption can be avoided. But this is entirely in the gift of employers who simply need to end their attacks on pensions, pay and working conditions.’

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