Workers across three unions in higher education are set to strike over pay on Thursday 31 October. The UCU
Workers face a derisory one percent pay deal. The UCU estimates that workers have suffered a real terms pay cut of 13 percent since October 2008.
UCU members backed strikes by 62 percent in a recent ballot while Unite members voted by 64 percent for walkouts. Unison members backed strikes by 54 percent.
Mark Campbell is a UCU member at
It’s also about ending the disgusting use of zero hour contracts. It’s about ensuring a national living wage for all staff. It’s about challenging the gender pay gap in higher education.
“It’s about fighting excessive workloads and bullying. And it’s about stopping the increasing privatisation and commodification of higher education in Britain. It's a fight against austerity. Enough is enough!”