Industrial action

This page will host information about the industrial action and strike days planned in November 2018

Two of our Trades Unions, UCU and UNISON are balloting for industrial action regarding the pay negotiations this year.

We are disappointed that a settlement has not been achieved. Earlier this month we implemented the 2% pay offer. We believe it was unfair to make people wait to receive the pay uplifts due to them.

As a University, much of our funding comes from public sources. Public sector pay rises this year average about 2% after many years of a 1% pay cap. But these are just averages and everyone’s circumstances will be different. We recognise that many of our staff are having to make personal financial choices as we and the sector face significant financial challenges with rising costs and constraints on funding.

We remain hopeful that a settlement of the 2018-19 national negotiating round can be agreed and industrial action avoided. And, if the offer changes it will be implemented immediately.

We are keeping in close communication with the Students’ Union and will update you whenever there is more useful information about the situation. In the meantime, please:

  • Attend registration and induction events as publicised.
  • Continue to attend timetabled events, assume they are running.
  • Utilise resources (VLE, Library etc.)
  • Read through and continue to check our industrial action Frequently Asked Questions These will be updated regularly.
  • Contact your Department if you have any further queries regarding how the strike may impact you.

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