UCU votes to renew strike mandate over pension cuts

Mandate extended for six months after majority voted in favour of strike action

Martin Richmond
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UCU votes to renew strike mandate over pension cuts

University and College Union (UCU) staff have overwhelmingly voted to renew their strike mandate at UK universities for a further six months in an ongoing dispute concerning cuts to pensions and pay.

UCU staff voted in two separate ballots - one regarding pensions and another regarding pay and working conditions. Turnout was 58.4% and 56.4%, respectively. In the pensions ballot, 89% of UCU s...

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