A statement from Sheffield Green Party in support of university staff:
“Academic and academic–related staff at the University of Sheffield will join staff at universities around the country in sustained strike-action starting on February 22 to protest against the employers’ proposal to end guaranteed pension benefits. Should this proposal be approved, final pensions will not depend on contributions, but on how investments perform on the stock market. The University College Union has predicted that an average lecturer is likely to lose as much as £10,000 a year of their pension. Sheffield Green Party wishes to express solidarity with striking staff, as it is wrong to put workers future pensions at risk. We are also recognise that what is at stake is far more than money – the proposals represents yet another attempt to undermine the value of public services and education”.
Find out more at https://www.ucu.org.uk/strikeforuss