UCU Strike 2020

UCU members have backed strike action in two separate legal disputes, one on pensions and one on pay, casualisation, equality and workloads.

UCU have given Universities notice of 14 days of escalating strike action between 20 February and 13 March.

  • Week one – Thursday 20 & Friday 21 February
  • Week two – Monday 24, Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 February
  • Week three – Monday 2, Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 March
  • Week four – Monday 9, Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 March

We have already successfully taken 8 days of strike action in November and December and we are taking action short of a strike including working strictly to contract, not covering for absent colleagues and refusing to reschedule lectures lost to strike action. Read our FAQ about action short of a strike.

When this dispute began in November we issued the follow information:

You can download all of that information in one handy document!

We have also produced slides containing information for students about the strike.

We recommend this guidance for autistic workers and UCU branches on strike action.

Hardship Fund

Cardiff UCU Branch has established a local fund to help those suffering particular financial hardship due to loss of pay arising from the 2020 UCU industrial action – find out more about the fund and how to apply.

Strike Events

Daily picketing of university buildings: 8.30am-11am. On strike days without rallies, we will still informally congregate at Main Building gates, Park Place, at 11am.

Upcoming events:

Date/Time Event
February 24, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rally 2: What are trade unions and what do they do?
In front of Main Building on Park Place, Cardiff
February 24, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop: What is casework? How do I become a caseworker?
Cathays Community Centre,, Cardiff
March 5, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rally 3: Discrimination and academia
In front of Main Building on Park Place, Cardiff
March 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rally 4: Universities past, present and future
In front of Main Building on Park Place, Cardiff
March 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Workshop: Universities past, present and future
Cathays Community Centre,, Cardiff

All events