Keele University staff to continue walk outs after pensions deal rejected

Strike action by staff at Keele University is to continue, after union members across the country rejected a new pensions deal.

The UCU and Universities UK had reached an agreement over threatened pension cuts, which had led to workers walking out at 60 universities.

Those proposals have now been rejected by members.

UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: "Branches made it clear today that they wanted to reject the proposal. UCU's greatest strength is that we are run by and for our members and it is right that members always have the final say.

"The strike action for this week remains on and we will now make detailed preparations for strikes over the assessment and exam period. We want urgent talks with the universities' representatives to try and find a way to get this dispute resolved."

This evening (13 March), Keele Student Union will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting for students to discuss, confirm and vote on it's position on the UCU Strikes.

Last month the Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA) formally declared that it supports the industrial action.


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