Latest update on industrial action

Yesterday we updated you on the outcome of the UCU ballot and that members at Newcastle University had backed strike action in two separate ballots covering pay and pensions.  UCU have now announced members’ intention to strike from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 4 December.   The University still hopes to find a resolution through negotiations before we reach the point of industrial action.  Universities UK, acting on behalf of employers, has made it clear that it is willing to engage in discussions and the University is committed to working both locally and nationally to continue the dialogue with UCU and seek a resolution. The University is committed to providing the very best education and experience and we will all be working hard to manage the situation and minimise any potential impact on your student experience.  

published on: 6th November 2019