In a vote at Union Council this evening, it was decided that SUSU will support the upcoming lecturer’s strike on the 31st of October.
Union President David Gilani proposed that SUSU would give their support to the lecturers at the university who are set to go on strike over pay cuts. The motion was passed with 24 votes for and 22 against, with two councillors abstaining. The case for not supporting the strike was led by VP Education David Mendoza-Wolfson.
Unions planning the strike claim that university staff have suffered a 13% pay cut since October 2008. The strike will include members of three different unions: Unite, Unison and the University and College Union (UCU).
In supporting the strike, SUSU will not necessarily undertake any action, but it means that as a Union we do not condemn the actions of the strikers.