Monday, 22 January 2018

Top universities face strike next month over pension changes

Top universities could face strikes next month after staff backed action over changes to their pensions.

Overall, 61 universities could be affected after members of the University and College Union backed industrial action.

The union says changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme could cost an average lecturer £200,000 over the course of their retirement.

The umbrella group Universities UK called the result disappointing.

The UCU says its higher education committee is meeting to discuss the results and plan an industrial action strategy if further talks with university bosses fail to deliver a compromise.

BBC         News.