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Statement on UCU Action

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Statement on UCU Action

The University of Stirling Students’ Union recognises the intention of the Universities and College Union (UCU) to undertake strike action from 26th February 2018, in respect of proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). The period of industrial action is expected to last for a total of 14 days, across the dates below:

Monday 26th February – Wednesday 28th February

Monday 5th March – Thursday 8th March

Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March

Monday 19th March – Tuesday 20th March

We recognise that this is not a decision that UCU members have taken lightly and that previous attempts to avoid strike action have been unsuccessful. In line with Union policy, as decided by our members, the Students’ Union will be offering its full support to the UCU during the upcoming industrial action.

However, the Students’ Union will continue to work with both parties, during the period of disruption, to ensure the strike’s direct impact on students is minimised as far as possible.

Whilst we anticipate that the action will have a direct impact on the day to day teaching activity of the University, we expect that students will continue to be able to access University services such as the library, catering and student support services throughout the period of disruption. 

Further guidance and information on the likely impact of the strike can be found in our FAQs here  and the University's FAQ's here (you need portal access to view).

We recognise this action will cause significant concern for a number of students, should you have any particular concerns or questions about this action, we’d encourage you to email us at

Astrid Smallenbroek

Union President




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