UCU Industrial Action

A hub of information for University of Exeter students about the University and College Union's recent vote for industrial action. This is linked to possible staff strikes and a marking boycott.
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You may have heard about the University and College Union announcing strike action. Below we have collated some information to help you understand what strike action is, when it might take place and how you can find out more information.

Of the 6,000 colleagues working at the University of Exeter, approximately 400 UCU members voted in support of taking industrial action on the national pay and working conditions and USS pension disputes.

The UCU are yet to confirm the exact details of the industrial action they will be taking but have confirmed this will include a marking and assessment boycott.

We are working with the University of Exeter to understand the impact any proposed strike action will have on University of Exeter Cornwall students and will communicate what this means for our members when we have more information.

The SU ran a poll to better understand your stance on the marking boycott. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, it will inform how we move forward.




May 2022 update

The Exeter branch of the UCU have now confirmed that they will no longer be pursuing a marking and assessment boycott at this time.

ASOS - action short of a strike is still going ahead which will include not working above contracted hours. This may materialise in less availability for meetings and less flexibility on timings of meetings for students for example, this can also mean no coverage for sick colleagues.


If you have any further concerns about industrial action, please contact your President Exeter by email on presidents@thesu.org.uk

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