United Kingdom - Reopening of negotiations at universities - April 30, 2018

Planned changes to staff pensions prompted 14 days of strike action at 64 universities in February and March 2018, and more strikes were planned. University employers withdrew plans which the University and College Union (UCU) said would have left members £10,000 a year worse off in retirement. Strike actions end after staff voted to accept an offer to reopen negotiations with employers over their pensions. Both sides agreed a joint expert panel to re-evaluate the pension scheme.

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