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Strikes

Strike action is planned to take place between 23rd November and 13th December, totalling 21 days, including weekends...

The University and College Union (UCU) represents over 110,000 academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer staff, librarians and postgraduates in universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations across the UK.

In October 2021, members of UCU at Goldsmiths and at universities across the country were balloted over industrial action relating to the USS pension and pay, casualisation, workload and equalities. Separately, members of UCU at Goldsmiths were also balloted for industrial action over the College's Recovery Programme.

All three ballots opened on 18th October and closed on 4th November, with the results showing: 

  • UCU members at Goldsmiths voted in favour of industrial action over the USS pension, which was part of a national disagregated ballot
  • UCU members at Goldsmiths voted in favour of industrial action over the Recovery Programme, which was a separate ballot for our local branch only
  • UCU members at Goldsmiths voted in favour of industrial action over pay, casualisation, workload and inequalities, which was part of a national disagregated ballot

The above means that strike action will be taking place at Goldsmiths between 23rd November - 13th December 2021.

 

Alongside Goldsmiths UCU, we strongly condemn Goldsmiths University managements refusal to put money from saved wages during the strikes into the Student Hardship Fund like previous years. Please read our statement below: