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UCU Industrial Action

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The University of Edinburgh has been notified of the proposed strike action by University and College Union (UCU),  which will involve a number of strike days over a four week period. This is a national dispute which centres on proposals to amend the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension scheme.

The University has been working hard to prepare for this action and will seek to minimise the impact of any action on students, whilst maintaining academic standards.   

It has been confirmed that the strike days at the University of Edinburgh will take place on:  

Week One: Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 February 2018

Week Two:  Monday 5, Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 March 2018

Week Three: Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 March 2018

Week Four: Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 March 2018

However as not all staff will be involved in this action, the impact on students is also likely to vary across different courses.

For background on the issues from Universities UK, representing all Universities as employers, see

For background on this action from the staff union involved, see

Questions about the UCU industrial action

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Here we have provided answers to common questions relating to the industrial action and how it may affect you. These FAQs will be added to and updated as necessary as the current situation continues.