UCU National Strike Action 25th & 26th May
UCU members in Higher Education, including King's, will be taking action from Wednesday 25th May. Since 2009 pay has fallen 14.5% against inflation. At the same time the gender pay gap remains very high in many institutions and the growth in casual contracts undermines the job security of all staff. In response to these issues, the employers have made an offer to increase salaries for 2016/17 by just 1.1%.
UCU members in HE voted 65% in favour of strike action and 77% in favour of action short of a strike.
This month there are two days of national strike action: Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May. From this date, members are also asked to 'work to contract'.
More information including FAQs are available at https://www.ucu.org.uk/he2016
Emergency General Meeting Tue 24th May 1pm, Strand S0.13
All UCU members at King's are encouraged to join the meeting to discuss both the national dispute over pay and forthcoming strike days, along with proposals aimed at both countering the damaging changes currently being imposed by senior managers, and at making King’s a more democratic, open and transparent institution.
BMA Junior Consultants' Action - January 2016
KCL UCU executive committee has sent this message of support to our BMA colleagues taking action this month. Further details of the action can be found on the BMA webpages.
"King's College London UCU branch offers solidarity to all the staff taking action in the NHS today against the imposition of the new junior doctor contract. Our members include lecturers on professional medical & nursing courses and researchers in life sciences and health care across the university, Guy's, St Thomas's, King's College and Maudsley hospitals. We are well aware of the incredible work our colleagues across the NHS perform, and we support your fight for a safe and fair contract, and in defending the NHS from the attacks from this government for the benefit of us all."
University and College Union (UCU) represents university and college staff across the further and higher education sector, formed in 2006 as an amalgamation of AUT and Natfhe. With over 120,000 members it is the largest post-school union in the world. UCU is affiliated to the Trades Union Congress but not to any political party.