date and time icon Tue, 14 Feb 2023

Information on upcoming strike action

The UCU (University and College Union) has withdrawn scheduled strike action in February. Some strike action remains in place during March, and this may mean some disruption to classes at the University during this time.

The strike dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday 21 March
  • Wednesday 22 March

UCU represent our teaching staff and are taking industrial action in relation to the 2022/23 national pay negotiations. UCU is not formally recognised by the University and as such staff membership is lower.

The University will remain open, and students should attend classes and take part in university activities as though it is a normal day. For many of our students, your classes won’t be affected.

While we will be asking staff in advance whether they intend to be on strike, they are under no obligation to share this with us which means that we may not know until the actual day whether classes are impacted. If we think there is likely to be significant disruption for particular courses, we will endeavour to notify you in good time. Please watch out for notifications on the University's My Account App and via your University email. Some academics may also post notifications on Moodle. We apologise in advance for any disruption to classes.

Campus facilities such as catering, libraries and IT will not be affected.

We respect the right of our staff to take industrial action, though the potential disruption for students is regrettable for all. We will be working hard to support students as much as possible during this period, and staff strike pay deductions will be allocated to our Student Funding team to assist students in need.

Staff who are on strike may gather at the entrances to our campuses on the days of the strike, but we encourage everyone to be respectful of each other on these dates and support each other as much as we can.

We understand that the strikes may have an impact on students and will take this into consideration for all students when considering assessments and examinations.

If you have any questions, please visit our Strike Action section on My Napier to find our frequently asked questions.