Update on UCU Strike Action

Update on UCU Strike Action

University of Leeds

Update 26.11.19 - You can find the latest LUU Student Exec statement here

Following on from The University and College Union (UCU) announcement of industrial action at 60 universities over pay and pensions, the following will apply at Leeds:

1) There will be strike action on 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 November and 2, 3, 4 December 2019.

2) Action short of a strike will take place from 25 November 2019 continuously until no later than 29 April 2020. 

You can find more student-specific information on the University's website here, the staff-specific information here (both of these pages are updated regularly) and LUU's Help and Support site.

You can read the joint NUS-UCU statement on the strike action here, and the 'For Students' page on the local UCU branch site here.


Update 18.11.19 - A Statement From Your Student Exec

"As your elected officers, we are committed to representing the best interests of all students at the University of Leeds, and we have met separately with both Leeds University Management and University & College Union (UCU) to discuss the impacts of the proposed strike action and have urged both sides to do all that they can to mitigate these effectively and consistently across the University. We recognise that this is a complex conflict and that Leeds students are going to have a wide range of responses to this action, particularly around the negative impact it can have on your academic experience. Our priority will be to ensure that you have all the right information and are aware of how you can express yourselves on this issue and seek support from us (or your departments). We will continue to work hard to engage with both the UCU and the University to ensure that you are kept informed as this situation develops. We would also like to assure members that LUU outlets and services will continue to operate as normal throughout the proposed strike action and our Help and Support team will be on hand for any student who is worried about how this may impact them."