Strike action at University of Bristol

Support UCU members on strike

The University of Bristol will be hit with eight days of strike action from Monday 25 November 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019.

Monday 25 November, 10:00am
Rally outside the Victoria Rooms
Speaker – Paul Bridge – UCU head of HE
Followed by a march to College Green (Bristol, BS1 5TJ)

University and College Union (UCU) members at Bristol backed strike action in two separate legal disputes, one on pensions and one on pay and working conditions. Overall, 79% of UCU members who voted backed strike action in the ballot over changes to pensions. In the ballot on pay, equality, casualisation and workloads, 74% of members polled backed strike action.

DO ALL YOU CAN TO SUPPORT. Turn up on picket lines, send messages of support and contribute to the fighting fund.

At Bristol University there will be pickets from 7.30 am to 10.00 am on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 November.

Bristol Picket locations

  • Victoria Rooms – main picket/rally location
  • Wills Building
  • Richmond Building
  • Biomedical Sciences (Medical School)
  • Woodland Road
  • Priory Road
  • Geography
  • ASSL
  • Canynge Hall

The disputes centre on changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and universities’ failure to make improvements on pay, equality, casualisation and workloads.

As well as eight strike days from 25 November 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019, union members will begin ‘action short of a strike’. This involves things like working strictly to contract, not covering for absent colleagues and refusing to reschedule lectures lost to strike action.

A press release on the dispute can be found here UCU announces eight days of strikes starting this month at 60 universities

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