The UCU (University and College Union) have voted for another strike to take place on 23 January.

The strike follows on from their demands in October for a pay rise for all staff above the yearly increase of 1% currently offered by universities.

As Union Council was unable to sit before the latest strikes, it has been decided by the Sabbatical team that Council’s previous action to not support the strikes is being maintained.

Union President, David Gilani explains, “SUSU believes that this industrial action will severely affect the student experience and therefore we cannot support it. To help lessen the detriment to students, SUSU will be liaising with trade unions to give feedback on how previous strikes have affected our members. We also will continually work with the University of Southampton to help develop better conditions for our postgraduate students who are also staff.”

The Education Zone Committee will meet on Thursday 23 January to vote on our line for next week’s strike.