Monday 25 November 2019 / 12:01 AM Angela Rayner / Education

University staff deserve fair pay, workloads and pensions – Angela Rayner comments on the UCU strikes

Angela Rayner, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, commenting ahead of the University and College Union (UCU) strikes which start on Monday 25th November, said:

“Fair pay, secure contracts, reasonable workloads and decent, affordable pensions should come as standard for all those working in education, including in our universities.

“Thousands are on strike today because that simply isn’t the case in the increasingly marketised system that the Tories have created. Labour will end the failed free market experiment in education and instead put staff and students first.

“It is time for the employers to put their students first and avoid any further disruption by bringing a reasonable offer back to the negotiating table.”