Industrial action

Industrial Action: postponed strike dates

The University and College Union (UCU) has held strikes days throughout this term, with more planned for March 2023. These will take place at all universities across the UK and are over national issues around pay, pensions and working conditions.

All remaining strike days in February have been postponed, meaning UCU’s current outstanding strike days are below. Action Short of a Strike will continue throughout as it has been throughout this period of industrial action.


  • Thurs 16 – Fri 17
  • Mon 20 – Weds 22 inclusive

We’re really pleased to see this step by UCU, which has been done to support the progress of the national negotiations happening throughout. Negotiations regarding the strikes take place nationally, which means we have limited influence over decisions taken on the issues under dispute – however this postponement is a positive sign and we urge all parties involved in the negotiations to use it to reach common ground.

For more information, take a look at the industrial action webpages.