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Huge numbers of staff & students on picket lines across the UK

14 February 2022

University staff on the ground have reported huge numbers of staff and supportive students joining picket lines.

Commenting on today's strike action, UCU general secretary Jo Grady said:

'Thousands of university staff began a new wave of industrial action as they try to prevent a devastating 35% cut to their guaranteed retirement income. The response from students has been overwhelming and I want to thank every single one of them for standing with us.

'These strikes over pension cuts were totally avoidable, but university employers have so far failed to accept compromise proposals put forward by UCU which would have protected pensions and avoided disruptive industrial action. Further strikes can be called off, but first employers must accept UCU's proposals. Vice chancellors should not doubt the resolve of our members who are determined to stick this out and win what they deserve.'

Last updated: 14 February 2022