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A quick guide to UCU 4 fights & pensions
Leeds UCU edition
Significant pay gaps
17.1% racial pay gap
15.1% gender pay gap, In 2020, Leeds reported a gender pay gap of 18.5%
9% disability pay gap
Casualisation is rife in unis
68% of research staff are on casualised contracts
3, 545 academic staff are on Zero hour contracts
We are at a breaking point
4 in 5 staff surveyed are struggling with workload
86% of staff surveyed have been directed towards mental health support because of workload
Below inflation pay rise
£8.70 the hourly rate of the lowest paid teacher in HE
17.6% fall in salaries against inflation since 2009
www.leedsucu.org.uk @leedsucu (twitter, facebook, tiktok).
What do we want?
This is a national dispute with very real local consequences. #OneOfUsAllOfUs
Equality. National agreed action to close the racial, gender and disability pay gaps.
Job security. Staff on hourly paid contracts moved to fractional contracts
Framework to eliminate precarious employment
Manageable workload. 35 hrs to be the standard weekly employment contract for all HE staff
National action to address workload
Fair Pay. £10 minimum per-hour wage for all contract types £2,500 pay uplift for all pay points
The less you are paid the less goes into your pension
UUK voted to cut ££££ from our retirement benefits
representing an annual guaranteed pension cut of 35% for a typical member
What can students do?
Our working conditions are your learning conditions.
Join our teach outs on strike days!
Make your voices heard.
Ask senior management to engage in meaningful negotiations with UCU.
Let striking staff know you support them!
Organise a fundraiser for our strike fund. We don’t get paid while on strike.
Follow us on social media @leedsucu (twitter, facebook, tiktok). Show your support by using
February 14, 15, 16, 17 &18
February 21 & 22
February 28, March 1 & 2
On the picket line, in our rallies and teachouts
save staff pensions
staff working conditions are our learning conditions
students support the strikes
fair pay for staff
This page was last updated on 9 February 2022