Industrial action strategy
UCU has been thinking about how best to respond to the challenges facing our industry, regarding issues like pay, pensions, inequality and stress. This has involved discussions across the country, involving branches like ours, about strategies for effective industrial action. No-one likes taking industrial action, and everyone knows the impact it has on staff and students, but sometimes, regrettably, it is a union's only remaining option to safeguard jobs and conditions, so if we do it we need to do it well. You can find here the report of the commission for effective industrial action (CEIA) which was set up following last year's Congress. Northumbria UCU is making a further contribution to this debate with our motion to the upcoming national Congress about reinstating the possibility of 2-hour strikes.