• UCU members to vote on latest UUK proposal

    This week, members of the University and College Union (UCU) will be consulted over proposals aimed at resolving the university staff pensions dispute. This comes after a UCU branch representative meeting on Wednesday 28 March, where the Union’s Higher Education Committee reviewed the latest proposal from the Universities UK...
  • Here’s why the university should be financially compensating students over the strikes

    Four weeks of stressful strikes might prompt some naysayers to joke that the issue has afforded students more lie-in time, but the university strikes are no laughing matter. I must preface this article by saying the views expressed herein are by no means a condemnation of striking staff or...
  • University of Nottingham UCU branch reject latest proposal on USS pension dispute

    The University of Nottingham (UoN) University College Union (UCU) branch has rejected the latest proposal put forward by Universities UK (UUK) and University College Union (UCU) negotiators over the USS pension dispute. The new proposal outlined a transitional arrangement for three years from 1st April 2019, in which levels...
  • Early morning picket kicks off lecturer strikes over pensions

    Staff and students at the University of Nottingham kicked off a potential four weeks of strikes over pensions on 22nd February, with a picket at the West Entrance of University Park Campus and a banner drop over Ningbo Friendship Bridge. The picket is part of a wave of industrial...
  • The strike debate – which side are you on?

    First up, let’s get back to basics: Who is deciding to strike? After several months of negotiations and a failure to agree on a solution, the University and College Union (UCU), the trade union for lecturers and other staff at universities, have called for the strike. 88% of UCU...
  • BREAKING: Students’ Union vote to support UCU Industrial Action

    The University of Nottingham Students’ Union (UoNSU) have voted to support the industrial action being taken by the Univesity College Union (UCU) ahead of their proposed 14-day strike over changes to their pension scheme. In a statement released today, the Students’ Union Officers confirmed that the vote, taken by...
  • University staff set for 14-day protest over pension changes

    The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that university staff will strike for 14 days over a four-week period due to potential changes to their pensions. The announcement of industrial action comes after staff at 61 universities across the UK voted overwhelmingly in favour of protesting over new...