ucu industrial action information
ucu industrial action information
The most recent ballots closed on 21 October 2022. Following these ballots, it has been confirmed that UCU have nationally voted in favour of industrial action in relations to concerns about pay and pensions. Further details of the ballot outcomes can be found here.
UCU Strike Action Poll
If you would like to share your stance on the strikes, please do so through the poll below. This poll will be used to gauge student feelings so that we can ensure we are providing the correct support. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.comClick Here
Students’ Guild and University of Exeter joint principles
The University of Exeter Students’ Guild and the University of Exeter have agreed the principles below. We stand together in our commitment to ensure that the impact of industrial action on current students is minimised.
Your elected Officers are meeting regularly with staff at the most senior level of the University to support the careful management of the potential impact this further period of industrial action may have on you and your studies, and to ensure the measures we put in place are the right ones to support you.
The Students’ Guild and University have confirmed the following principles for the current and upcoming periods of industrial action in February and March 2023.
Our commitments to you:
- We will work to replace lost learning opportunities wherever possible
- We will adjust and adapt exams and assessments to ensure they are fair
- Where your module or assessment has been impacted, we will ensure that your final marks are fair
- Funding that would have paid lecturers salaries, but which has been withheld due to strike action, will be reinvested to benefit students. The Students’ Guild and Students’ Union will play a role in allocating this funding and the details of this will be provided to students.
We are committed to doing all we can to ensure your experience and academic outcomes are protected during this time. If any student remains dissatisfied, we encourage you to contact the University on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How will the Guild support students during the strikes?
We will be offering support to all students through our student reps, our Student Advice Team and through your full-time officers. This will include continuing to organise student drop-ins throughout and beyond any strike period for students to raise concerns or questions regarding the impact of strikes or any mitigations.
We will be using our website and social media channels to provide further guidance, support and news of any further developments in relation to the strike.
During the strikes the Officers will be operating an 'Open Door Policy' at their office in DH1 for any students with questions or concerns. There may be times when the Officers are away (either attending meetings, or conferences).
Guild Cafes - your Officers will also be holding some sessions with free refreshments where you can come and have a chat about any issues or concerns. Dates for these sessions are coming soon!
News articles about UCU Strikes and Industrial action
- BBC News article on the outcome of the strike ballot
- Collection of Times Higher Education articles on USS Strikes
- Guardian article on the strike ballot
Information from the UCU
- UCU website containing articles and news on strike ballots
- USS Pensions Action news feed
- University of Exeter local UCU branch website
Information from Universities UK (UUK)
- USS Employers Response to potential industrial action
- Website created by UUK sharing information about the USS, including a timeline of USS valuation and information on the conclusions reached by the panel
Information from University and College Employers Association (UCEA)
- UCEA Response to UCU strike ballots