UCEA's comment on UCU’s announcement calling off strike action

22 September 2023

UCEA's comment on UCU’s announcement calling off strike action 

Raj Jethwa, UCEA’s Chief Executive said:
“Students and staff will welcome the announcement that UCU has stood down next week’s strike days at the majority of institutions. It is still disappointing that a number of UCU branches will see attempts to carry out strike action. UCEA’s priority is to work with the UCU and the other four trade unions* on a number of important pay-related matters including the review of the pay spine, workload, contract types and further action to reduce the already falling pay gaps in the sector. A crucial element of resetting industrial relations in the sector is developing a shared understanding of affordability. For the sake of students and staff alike, it is now vital to work together to bring to an end the sector’s recent cycle of industrial disputes.”

* EIS, GMB, UCU, UNISON and Unite


Note: UCU's media release includes the fuller details - Strikes called off & employers backtrack on pay docking

For further information: Please contact  Andy Fryer, Head of Communications and Membership (a.fryer@ucea.ac.uk) or Marc Whittaker, Communications and Events Manager (m.whittaker@ucea.ac.uk)