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UCU is rising

UCU is rising - our dispute about pay, pensions and working conditions 

The 5 days of industrial action went ahead in our branch, Monday 25th to Friday 29th September 2023. 

UCU Rising Campaign

UCU members in higher education have worked throughout the pandemic and generated record income for the sector only to be rewarded with attacks on their pay, working conditions, and pensions.

The truth is that we are not all in this together. While our members have seen their pay cut by 25% since 2009, university vice-chancellors and senior management have been collecting six-figure salaries.

You may find the following pages helpful:

For more information about the UCU Rising Campaign, please visit the UCU website.

UCU Press release about the September 2023 strike dates

UCU Press release about the strike dates, 8 November 2022

UCU Press release about the ballot result, October 2022.

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