Industrial action by University & College Union (UCU)

A message from Professor Peter Lambert, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching):

A number of students have expressed some concern to the Students’ Union about the planned industrial action by University & College Union (UCU) members later this month.

Delivering high quality teaching to our students, and ensuring that you have a great learning experience in order to successfully complete your degree is of utmost importance to the University, and we are confident that we have plans in place to minimise the effects on students and ensure that you can progress on your programmes and receive your awards.

The planned industrial action relates to ongoing pay negotiations at a national level between the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (which represents Universities as employers) and the Trade Unions. It is not in relation to specific issues at Bath.

The only union to call for industrial action so far is UCU, and their ballot closed with a majority of those who voted in favour of some form of industrial action.

UCU are planning a two-day strike on 25 and 26 May followed by a ‘work to contract’.

We will be able to manage the situation to minimise any effects on students and ensure that examinations can take place, assessments are made and degrees awarded.

If there are particular issues you are concerned about, your first point of contact should be your Director of Studies. Alternatively, you can contact the Advice & Representation Centre in the Students’ Union.

Professor Peter Lambert
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

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