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Escalation of industrial action over USS changes

23 May 2022

Members at more than 20 universities will proceed to a marking boycott on 23 May despite threats of 100% pay deductions from some rogue bosses.

The boycott means university staff will stop marking work, returning marks and setting or sitting exams and coursework. The graduations of well over 100,00 students are set to be disrupted: University marking boycott begins despite 'lock out' threats

The decision to escalate was made by delegates at a meeting of UCU's special higher education sector conference. It follows a similar decision made by delegates in the pay and working conditions dispute, who also backed a marking boycott and to keep both disputes coupled.

Delegates also voted to hit universities with ten days of strike action.

Last updated: 28 June 2023