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UCU pensions ballot passes

Thursday 24 October 2019

The University and College Union (UCU) ballot on pensions, pay and equalities have passed, so shortly 60 universities across the UK will be able to take strike action over pensions and working conditions.

Zamzam Ibrahim, NUS National President said: 

“We support and stand with University and College Union (UCU) members in this fight and will work with students' unions to build student support. We know that together students and workers can and will win and we look forward to building a better and more just education system together.

"The ballot results show clearly that the time has come for Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to take on the recommendations of UCU for a just and fair pensions system, and for employers to ensure that they institute fair pay, tackle pay gaps and stress caused by workloads and casualisation. Students will be behind this every step of the way.”