Student update: planned strike action at Queen Mary
An email sent on behalf of Professor Rebecca Lingwood, Vice-Principal (Student Experience, Teaching and Learning), to all students on Wednesday 31 January.
Further to my email on 24 January, I’m writing to update you with details of planned strike action at Queen Mary and other UK universities, in response to proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS pension).
The University and College Union (UCU) has announced the dates on which it is asking its members to take strike action. We hope action will not take place at Queen Mary but if it does, we will do everything possible to minimise the effect on students. Where strikes go ahead, they would start at most higher education institutions (HEIs) on Thursday 22 February to run on specific dates over a period of four weeks. Queen Mary is one of four HEIs where strikes would start the following week on Monday 26 February due to our academic calendar. More information regarding the dates of industrial action and steps to be taken to minimise the impact on you and your studies will be available in the coming weeks.
Vice-Principal (Student Experience, Teaching and Learning)