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Five days of strikes ahead at University

Winchester university strike

Staff at Winchester University will walk out on five days if a row over job losses cannot be resolved.  Members of the University and College Union (UCU) have announced they will be on strike on Tuesday 28 May, Wednesday 29 May, Monday 3 June, Tuesday 4 June and Wednesday 5 June. The union has said that, as…

University staff back industrial action

Staff at Winchester University have overwhelmingly backed strikes and other action Staff at Winchester University have overwhelmingly backed strikes and other action following a ballot of members of the University and College Union (UCU). The UCU say the University has written to them to say it wanted to get rid of 55 posts – around 10% of the workforce, citing increased costs in pensions as…

Strike ballot opens at University

Union warns of action if Uni refuses to rule out compulsory redundancies.  Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Winchester University are being balloted for strike action in a row over jobs. The Union has said the University wants to get rid of 55 posts and have refused to rule out compulsory redundancies…

Striking lecturers cause disruption at University Open Day

Prospective student’s and their parents visiting Winchester University yesterday had to first cross a picket line  – of striking lecturers. Teaching staff at the uni were out on strike as part of the University and College Union (UCU) nationwide strike action over pay and conditions and at Winchester the strike coincided with the university’s open day disrupting…

Lecturers bang drum for fair pay

A crowd of chanting university lecturers has laid siege to their Vice Chancellor’s office banging drums and calling for a ‘fair’ pay rise. The lecturers are angry that their pay awards have been frozen at 1% for the last five years while last month their Vice Chancellor, Joy Carter, received an inflation busting 12.5 per…