UCU industrial action - student information
In response to proposed changes to the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme (USS), one of the pension schemes provided by universities for their employers, the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) has asked its members to participate in national industrial action from Thursday 22 February.
The action will affect 61 UK universities including Kent and will take the form of 14 days of escalating strike action over a four week period. Strikes will start with two days of action in week one rising to five days in week four. Other action will include members working to contract and refusing to undertake voluntary duties, to cover for absent colleagues or to reschedule lectures or classes cancelled due to strike action.
Please be assured that we are currently assessing the potential impact of this action on our students and will be taking active steps to mitigate any such impact. We will take whatever reasonable steps we can to safeguard the interests of our students and hope that those staff who voted in favour of industrial action will consider very carefully the impact of committing to action of any kind.