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Industrial action

On Friday 5 November 2021 the University and College Union informed the University of the outcome of its ballot on industrial action.

This will take the form of strike action over a number of days and action short of a strike. 

Strike action will take place on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December 2021.

The action short of a strike is intended to be continuous and will start on Wednesday 1 December 2021 and will finish no later than 3 May 2022.

The action short of a strike is staff working their contracted hours and duties and not volunteering to do more.

The industrial action is in response to disputes concerning pay and conditions, and proposed changes to the USS pension.

We recognise that the decision to take industrial action is not taken lightly and we respect colleagues' right to take part. We also understand that students will be concerned about the potential impact on their studies.

Our priority is making sure we have the right support and procedures in place and we are working across academic and support departments to minimise the impact on students and to mitigate any lost learning opportunities as a result of the action taken to date.

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