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Offer accepted to end industrial action (20 May 2022)

Following a vote of Durham UCU members, the University’s offer to end industrial action was accepted on Friday 20 May 2022. This ends all industrial action under the current UCU mandate (to 7 October 2022), including the planned marking and assessment boycott and the threat of strike action. 

Read this important update for staff and students

The University has been engaged in constructive discussions with our campus trade unions in recent weeks as we jointly seek to bring a resolution to the current industrial dispute.  This has now reached a point where have been able to make an offer.   

This includes a joint statement on the future of the University Superannuation Scheme pension and a commitment to make progress on key local issues, including pay, workload, wellbeing, equality and casualisation. 

In addition to the offer is a one-off thank-you payment for all Durham University employees who have worked so hard during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure our students and staff were able to continue to study and work as effectively as possible under the circumstances.  

Find out more here.

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If you have a question about industrial action at Durham, contact us using the email link below. We aim to respond to all enquiries within three working days of receipt.