After a nationwide vote its been determined that Higher Education teachers have rejected a new offer made by University delegates, as plans to strike again have been reopened by the UCU.
You might be wondering why the strikes are happening in the first place? New University pension schemes and a lack of pay equality are just some of the priorities of the union. Hear below what Tom Scott, head of the UCU branch of Falmouth, and others at a protest in March, had to say on the protests and the desired outcomes… ⬇️
Higher Education teaching strikes ended on March 16th after a meeting between UCU members and University delegates. A “suitable” offer was made by delegates and teachers across the country were content with the outcome, meaning strikes planned for the following weeks in March and April were halted.
However after deliberation, the union rejected the proposal in the wake of an overwhelming nationwide vote by teachers, and strikes will resume as planned.