2013 UK higher education strike

The 2013 UK higher education strike was industrial action which took place on 31 October 2013. It was jointly co-ordinated by the UCU, Unite, and UNISON trade unions across the United Kingdom.[1] University staff went on strike in response to a real-terms pay cut of 13% since 2008.[2] The strike started at midnight with the mass walk-out of security guards from the Glasgow Caledonian University.[3] Classes were cancelled at every Scottish university except the University of the Highlands and Islands.[2]

Pickets at the rear entrance to the University of East Anglia - 1 November 2013
Pickets at the rear entrance to the University of East Anglia - 1 November 2013

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University strike expected to go ahead on Thursday". BBC News. 29 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "University staff to strike in protest over 'miserly' pay offer". 30 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Midnight walk out in Glasgow begins UK higher education shut down". 30 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.