University staff don't want to strike for fair pensions and pay, but we're being forced to | Jo Grady

Insecure employment and changes to pensions are stopping us from delivering quality education to students

Earlier this week, the University and College Union (UCU) announced that staff in 60 universities across the UK will abandon their offices, libraries, seminar rooms and lecture theatres for eight days of strike action beginning on 25 November.

The strikes are the result of two ongoing disputes in higher education: one on pay, job security, workload and equality, and one on changes to Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pensions.

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Jo Grady is the general secretary of the University and College Union

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