UCU members will strike for the 5 days in the first week of Semester 2: Monday 8th – Friday 12th February.

We do not take the decision to strike again lightly. Strike action will cause disruption to the operations of the University, not least to our students whose education has been affected already by the pandemic. But we cannot let University management handpick our colleagues for dismissal from their jobs by falsely declaring them redundant and refusing to redeploy them into vacant posts.

Working to Contract

In the meantime, we are still implementing an ongoing work-to-contract. See document below for details:


The University has been able to settle this dispute at any time since September. Solutions to the dispute have been in its hands from the outset, not least in the form of redeploying threatened UCU members into posts in the restructured IT Support department.

The University now has another opportunity to end the dispute. It can use the notice period to avoid further strike action by opening negotiations with the UCU and rescinding the compulsory redundancies against our colleagues.


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