University and College Union (UCU) to carry out industrial action in February and March

Strike action is planned for 14 days over a four-week period in February and March 2020, while Action Short of a Strike (ASoS) is ongoing.

UCU has called on its members to take industrial action (strike and Action Short of a Strike) to support a dispute about proposed changes to the USS Pension Scheme. UCU has met all the legal requirements for calling a lawful strike.

When will the industrial action take place?

There will be 14 days of strike action over a four-week period. UCU have notified UCL that action will take place on the following dates:

  • Week one: Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 February
  • Week two: Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 March
  • Week three: Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March
  • Week four: Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March

Please note these dates differ from those published on the UCU website.

Action Short of a Strike (ASoS) has been ongoing since 25 November 2019, this is currently scheduled to end on 29 April 2020.

Where can I find out more?

A list of industrial action FAQs for staff can be found on the HR website. This is in the process of being updated.

Support for students

UCL is committed to supporting student life during this period, with a range of services available. A more detailed list of FAQs for students can be found on the UCL Students website. This list is in the process of being updated.

If students have further, more general questions that cannot be answered at a departmental level, they should contact student-industrialaction [at] ucl.ac (p) uk.

For any worries related to the industrial action that may affect students’ mental health and wellbeing, UCL’s team of expert staff in Student Support and Wellbeing provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, in which students can discuss any issues that concern or affect them. To find out more and access support, students can visit the  UCL website , contact us through  askUCL  or call +44 (0)20 7679 0100.


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