The UCU also voted in favour of strike action over pensions last night (4/11)Varsity

Cambridge University and College Union (UCU) has today (05/11) voted in favour of a second motion to strike, meaning that Cambridge University is likely to see industrial action this side of the Christmas vacation.

Results were announced to members today: 70.1% of members of the Cambridge UCU voted in favour of striking, and 85% voted for action short of strike.

Speaking on a livestream to UCU members nationwide, UCU General Secretary Jo Grady declared that “this union has achieved a tremendous amount in just three weeks.”

The motion, which concerns the four fights “pensions and pay, unsafe workloads, casualisation and equality failings” is the second mandate for industrial action passed at Cambridge, following a vote yesterday in favour of strike action over pensions.

Nationwide, 37 institutions have voted in favour of strike action over USS pensions, and 54 have secured a motion to strike overall.

Further action for Cambridge will be discussed at a branch meeting on Tuesday (09/11).