Strike action will start on Thursday 20 February and escalate each week, ending in a week-long walkout from Monday 9 March to Friday 13 March.
The full strike dates are as follows:
There are two overarching reasons:
Pensions: University staff are paying far more for their pension, but will lose tens of thousands of pounds in retirement.
Buses will not enter campus between 7.30am and 4pm each day during the strike action. They will terminate at the A27 stop just outside campus, not far from the Medical School.
Because of the lack of buses, students with disabilities on campus can make use of a free minibus which will operate around campus between 7.30am and 4pm each day.
The mini bus will be accessible transport ready.
To be able to access the minibus, you can use any of the following:
- Sunflower Lanyard (available from Falmer House/ Student Life Centre)
- Helping Hand Bus Pass
- A Concessionary Disabled Persons’ Bus Pass
UCU - University and College Union, UCU, is a trade union that represents a large number of University staff in the UK, such as lecturers, professional service staff and postgraduate students.
UUK - Universities UK, UUK, is a representative organisation for the UK's universities.
USS - Universities Superannuation Scheme, USS, is one of the largest principal private pension schemes for universities and other higher education institutions in the UK.
JNC - Joint Negotiating Committee, JNC, of the USS is a committee consisting of representatives from both UCU and UUK.
Industrial Action - Industrial action is action taken by employees as a protest which can, for example, take the form of either a strike or action short of a strike.
Strike - A strike is a refusal to work organised by a body of employees as a form of protest.
Action Short of a Strike - Action short of a strike is an organised action by a body of employees as a form of a protest through actions that, as the name suggests, are just short of a strike. UCU has announced that in this dispute action short of a strike means that their members will only work to contract; not cover for absent colleagues; not reschedule lectures or classes cancelled due to strike action; and not undertake any voluntary activities over the course of the announced strike dates.
Picket line - A boundary established by workers on strike, especially at the entrance to the place of work, which others are asked not to cross.
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