61 UK Universities to strike over pensions

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Anyone else heard about this? Is it true?

https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/9242/...n-pensions-row
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Just got an email off the SU telling me about it. Read one line and deleted the email. I have my own **** to worry about thanks.
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I am afraid civil servants, local authority and education workers are going to have to join the rest of us in the real world at some time. Gold-plated pensions are a thing of the past.
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No, I don't.
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No, my uni is taking action. The email was explaining why they're doing it; which I don't really care about. Plus I am on a master's which doesn't have exams, so the strikes don't really bother me. Not sure about UG or their exams.

Our strikes are in three batches, and only 2 days (Thurs and Fri) at first. I don't suppose the impact will be huge -- more likely lectures will be switched around and stuff like that.
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At worst you may see the odd lecture cancelled or a slight delay in marks being returned to you.
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Mine are on strike. We have been told via email we will get more information on dates and avoidance soon.
Honestly, I’m not paying £9000 a year for them to go out on strike.
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I would mind. I’m paying £80 per lecture (roughly) I’m not settling for a few online notes.
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(Original post by Andrew97)
I would mind. I’m paying £80 per lecture (roughly) I’m not settling for a few online notes.
Is your calculation considering other services you're offered? Such as access to the library, the online library, setting up assessments and marking those assessments. It is quite the falsehood to suggest you're paying £9000 exclusively for lectures.
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(Original post by Notorious_B.I.G.)
Is your calculation considering other services you're offered? Such as access to the library, the online library, setting up assessments and marking those assessments. It is quite the falsehood to suggest you're paying £9000 exclusively for lectures.
That’s why it’s roughly. Its near impossible to calculate the rest. The point still stands however that I’m paying for these lectures.
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That’s why it’s roughly. Its near impossible to calculate the rest. The point still stands however that I’m paying for these lectures.
Scrap that, I pressed the wrong button on my calculator. Its £30 per teaching hour, my bad.
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It is true. We're being asked to prepare for strike action.:yep: Trouble is not all lecturers will be striking.
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Yeah it's true, a tonne of my lecturers and tutors will be striking
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You might have one if there's a picket line. Rumours are there will be at some unis.
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They're justified. The pension used to be the main benefit of a university job, now they'll be lucky to get as much as an inexperienced graduate.

Their pension scheme that they've been paying into for decades has been unilaterally changed. They'll be lucky to get as much out as they paid in.
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(Original post by DarthRoar)

Their pension scheme that they've been paying into for decades has been unilaterally changed. They'll be lucky to get as much out as they paid in.
Really? That's unbelievable. Any link?
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(Original post by Good bloke)
I am afraid civil servants, local authority and education workers are going to have to join the rest of us in the real world at some time. Gold-plated pensions are a thing of the past.
Clearly not a thing of the past, live and kicking.
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Holy **** thats alot of schools. Here in Canada all of the colleges in Ontario went on strike a couple months back, it lasted nearly 2 months.
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Yes it is true - 15 days of strikes over a four week period.
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(Original post by Good bloke)
I am afraid civil servants, local authority and education workers are going to have to join the rest of us in the real world at some time. Gold-plated pensions are a thing of the past.
That's ridiculous. You should be following their example. Instead you're effectively saying they should be in a bad situation like you
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