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UCLan to see five days of lecturer strikes over pay

Posted on - 14th February, 2022 - 11:20am | Author - | Posted in - Education, Politics, Preston News, UCLan
Lessons may be disrupted from the end of this month

UCLan students will see disruption to their classes this month as a university union prepares to strike over the 2021/2022 staff pay award.

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The University and College Union (UCU) has asked its members to take five days of strike action on: 

  • Monday 21 February 2022  
  • Tuesday 22 February 2022  
  • Monday 28 February 2022 
  • Tuesday 1 March 2022   
  • Wednesday 2 March 2022 

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The strike involves a national pay dispute over the 2021/2022 staff pay award, which the University of Central Lancashire implemented, resulting in an increase of between 3.6 per cent and 1.5 per cent for most university staff.

University pay structures and employment conditions are negotiated and agreed upon collectively, but UCU did not accept the recommendation, and they asked their members to take strike action.

UCLan told students to assume that teaching will go ahead as planned on the strike dates, with those striking not obliged to declare their intention to strike in advance.

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The university has encouraged academic staff to advise remote and on-campus students in advance if they are not attending classes out of courtesy.

UCLan advised students to keep checking their emails for updates from the Head of School, course leaders and student comms.

Students who wish to ask the university questions about the strike should direct them to their Head of School in the first instance.

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UCLan apologised in advance for any inconvenience caused.

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