Day 5 Strike for Pensions

The snow blew in today, with flurries throughout the day. This did not dampen the spirits of the students and staff at the picket line who danced, chanted and shivered in solidarity!

Today was also an offer holders day at the University and there was support from parents and future students for the strike action.

The focus of the day shifted in the afternoon to the student – staff solidarity event where speeches were followed by a march through campus.

So we are back to work tomorrow and the UCU President reminded people that they should not try to fit 7 days work into the 2 days available!

It’s been a very positive 2 weeks of strikes so far and as tweeted by @davidhuyssen

“UK university bosses have agreed to arbitration, miraculously noticed that the pension ‘deficit’ may be based on a ludicrous premise, and are considering other proposals.

Would any of this have happened without the #ucustrikes?

Not a chance.”

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