Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate in industrial action?
Members of UCU can participate in strike action or action short of strike. Other members of staff (not a member of UCU or any other campus trade union) can opt to support the strike by not attending work on strike days. If they choose to do so they must declare their participation and pay will be deducted as set out in the FAQs below. The proposed action counts as “official action” only for UCU members. Staff who are not members of UCU, including members of UNISON and Unite, would sacrifice a number of significant legal rights by taking unofficial industrial action.