Over the next few weeks, industrial action will take place at over 60 universities across the UK in a bid to protect our pensions. The average UCU member will see their pension fall by £10,000 a year under the new pension proposals. In addition, this dispute is part of the wider issue of casualisation and the attack on security of employment in higher education.
It is important for all union members who are able to contribute what they can to the strike action. For the duration of the strike, I will take action short of a strike. I will be on the picket line during the week beginning Monday 5th March.
All my support and solidarity goes to my colleagues in the union who are contributing what they can to the upcoming strike. To learn more about the strike, visit the UCU Strike for USS website.