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Support The Strike


What is the Campaign about?

*Support The Strike by emailing The Vice-Chancellor of Queen's at , please download the relevant template below.

Home Students template download

International Students template download.

The University and College Union, which many of Queen’s academic staff are a part of, is taking part in a 14 day strike on the following dates: 

  • 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

Your Students’ Union supports the strike and is proud to stand in solidarity with our staff members who are affected. 

The strike action has come about as a result of failure to reach necessary agreements on pay, working conditions, inequality and pensions. It is intended to call for Universities UK (made up of Vice-Chancellors across the UK) to re-enter negotiations with UCU to find workable solutions on these issues.

Staff don’t want to be striking – they want to teach and will be losing pay. Likewise, the Students’ Union has been and will be supporting students through any disruption they face academically, but it is vital that students and staff stand together to demand real change.

We're encouraging students to Support The Strike:

  • Join staff and on the picket line on strike days
  • Email your lecturer offering your support – this means a lot to them.
  • Email the Vice-Chancellor calling on him to stop the strike by asking UUK to reopen negotiations with UCU. You can use our suggested letter template or you can put into your own words how you feel about the strike.

    You can find information about all the activities taking place here: Strike Action Programme

We realise you may have a lot of questions about the proposed strike and any impact on your studies, so we have prepared some answers.