Published On: Mon, Oct 18th, 2021
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UK Universities Face ‘Enormous Disruption’ as Staff Balloted for Strike Actionon October 18, 2021 at 1:43 pm

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British university academics and staff members are being balloted for strike over pay, pensions, and working conditions, which union leaders say would cause “enormous disruption.” Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will vote in the next few weeks on whether to go on strike, causing concerns that students’ learning would be impacted again just as face-to-face teaching resumed after the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which was caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. The union says it is fighting cuts to Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pensions, declining pay, the use of insecure contracts, unsafe workloads, and “serious” equality failings. The UCU is calling for a £2,500 ($3,435) pay increase, an end to alleged race, gender, and disability pay differences, a framework to eliminate zero-hours contracts, and action to tackle “unmanageable workloads.” UCU general secretary Jo Grady has written to employer body Universities UK (UUK) and … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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