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University management tactics on strike and ASOS pay deductions — and ways to push back

Number 87: #USSbriefs87

  1. The rate at which pay is deducted for striking
  2. The continuation of pension contributions
  3. The first month in which pay is deducted for striking
  4. The number of months over which pay is deducted for striking
  5. The threat of deducting pay for not rescheduling teaching after the strike

1. The rate at which pay is deducted for striking

2. The continuation of pension contributions

3. The first month in which pay is deducted for striking

4. The number of months over which pay is deducted for striking

5. The threat of deducting pay for not rescheduling teaching after the strike

  • work to contract
  • not cover for absent colleagues
  • not reschedule lectures or classes cancelled due to strike action
  • not undertake any voluntary activities.

Further support

Appendix: Helpful statements by some institutions

  • refuse to reschedule lectures or classes which were cancelled due to strike action
  • refuse to share materials relating to lectures or classes cancelled as a result of strike action, and/or
  • refuse to cover for absent colleagues (unless contractually required)’. (University of Edinburgh, 15 Nov 2019)
  • Refusal to reschedule lectures or classes cancelled due to strike action
  • Refusal to share materials relating to classes cancelled due to strike action
  • Refusal to cover for absent colleagues

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USSbriefs

A set of papers written by University Staff and Students, on University Staff and Students, for University Staff and Students.