Industrial Action

Information and guidance regarding industrial action

information and guidance regarding industrial action

Updated September 2023

As part of ongoing industrial action as a response to national disputes about pay and other matters across the university sector, the University and College Union (UCU), one of LSE's recognised trade unions that represents some staff, undertook a marking and assessment boycott with effect from 20 April 2023. This marking and assessment boycott has now ended.    

The national dispute continues and UCU has announced national strike action from 25-29 September. LSE’s local University and College Union (UCU) branch voted to seek an exemption from participating in industrial action planned across the UK higher education sector during this time, and this has been granted. 

The content below sets out some key information for staff about industrial action and where to find out further details. 

If leaders or managers have any specific issues or queries, HR Partners can provide support in the first instance.   

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