UCU’s national executive committee have voted to take strike action on Thursday 10 May alongside other unions in an ongoing row over changes to members’ pension schemes.
UCU members in England and Wales who are part of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme will join civil service union PCS and parts of the Unite union on strike.
Other events on the day include a protest by members of the police and prison officers’ trade unions – the Police Federation, NAPO and the POA – in defence of their pensions.
The controversial changes imposed by the government at the start of the month will see members of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme work longer, pay more into their pension each month in return for a reduced pensions package when they finally retire.
Staff in colleges and universities across the UK are receiving reduced pay packets this month as the rise in their pension contributions takes effect.
Members can see how much they stand to lose by going to our contribution and benefits calculators here.