Industrial Action at the university

November 22nd, 2021

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that industrial action will take place at 58 universities, including the University of Nottingham, in the form of three days of strike action accompanied by continuous action short of a strike.

  • strike action will take place on Wednesday 1, Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December 2021.
  • action short of a strike, where staff work to contract and do not undertake voluntary activity, will start on Wednesday 1 December 2021 and will finish no later than 3 May 2022.

The university recognises that any period of industrial action will be challenging, appreciates that colleagues do not undertake industrial action lightly and respects their right to participate. We also recognise that students will be concerned about the potential impact of industrial action on their studies and the principal priority will be to minimise this.

The university has published staff information about the industrial action as well as student FAQs and we will keep staff and students updated with information. The Vice-Chancellor has written to students as well as to the university’s UCU branch.

The USS is currently consulting all scheme members on the proposed changes to the pension scheme – you can find it at

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