England and Scotland
February 14, 2022
Today, February 14th, the University and College Union in the United Kingdom launched ten days of strikes to protest cuts to the pension scheme, pay, and working conditions put forward by Universities UK, a group representing institutions of higher education across the UK. The strike will spread out over three weeks and impact 44 universities in the country.
The strike action is planned for the following dates:
Week 1: 5 days - Monday 14 to Friday 18 February
Week 2: 2 days - Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 February
Week 3: 3 days - Monday 28 February, Tuesday 1, and Wednesday 2 March
ISA host institutions are working to mitigate the impact of industrial action on the students on their campuses and will communicate directly with them, where needed, about next steps. Students are being advised to attend classes as normal, and to continue to check their email for updates from their host university, their professors, and/or ISA regarding any potential course suspensions. ISA resident staff have notified all ISA students across the UK of the strike and areas where picket lines are expected to occur. Students have been reminded to avoid any protests or demonstrations and to contact ISA staff with questions. ISA will continue to monitor the situation and advise students accordingly.