Over 70,000 university staff at 150 universities will strike for three days
The full strike dates in November are:
- Thursday 24 November
- Friday 25 November
- Wednesday 30 November.
Staff will also begin industrial action short of strike action from Wednesday 23 November, which includes working to rule, refusing to make up work lost as a result of strike action, and refusing to cover for absent colleagues.
In the pay and working conditions dispute, the union’s demands include a meaningful pay rise to deal with the cost-of-living crisis and action to end the use of insecure contracts. Employers imposed a pay rise worth just 3% this year following over a decade of below-inflation pay awards. A third of academic staff are on some form of the temporary contract.