5 Nov 2014
Important information for staff and students – Industrial Action – Thursday 6 November
A message has been circulated to students today (Wednesday 5 November) about the industrial action planned by the University and College Union (UCU). The text of the email is below for information.
Industrial Action – Thursday 6 November
You may have seen in the media that the University and College Union (UCU), one of the national higher education trade unions, are planning to begin industrial action from Thursday 6 November.
This follows a national ballot of their members over ongoing discussions at national level concerning the long-term future of one of the pension schemes, the University Superannuation Scheme (USS).
The most likely outcome of the action – if no settlement is reached - could be that some marks for assessed work are delayed until the dispute is resolved. In other cases feedback on your work, or the setting of coursework may be disrupted. It will not affect your lectures and you should attend all classes and submit work as normal. It is fair to say that all colleagues are keen to minimise disruption for students.
This is national action across the sector and it is unclear at present how many staff at Loughborough may be involved. Please be reassured that the University is working hard to put in place measures to mitigate any potential impact.
If you have any questions or concerns about your studies you can raise them with your School or with Loughborough Students’ Union.
The quality of your education and your all-round experience here at Loughborough remain of paramount importance. We will do everything we can to ensure that any interruption is kept to an absolute minimum and that there is no long term disruption to your studies as a consequence of this action.
Professor Bob Allison
Loughborough Students’ Union