In Defense of Pensions, Pay and Jobs
22 March 2010 and 24 March 2010
Hundreds of members of UCU, the union for lecturers and academic support staff, at Goldsmiths, University of London will be on strike on Tuesday 22 March and Thursday 24 March in a row over changes to pension schemes, jobs losses and pay cuts.
Strike action will kick off at Goldsmiths, along with dozens of other English universities, on Tuesday 22 March as members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) take action in defence of their pensions. They will then strike, as part of the UK-wide action over pensions, jobs and pay on Thursday 24 March. This will be the first national strike in higher education for five years and takes place two days before the TUC’s central London ‘March for the alternative’.