Why are we striking?

This spring, academic and professional services staff from Bournemouth University will take 14 days of strike action across four weeks:

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st February 2020

Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th February 2020

Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th March 2020

Monday 9th to Friday 13th March 2020

Staff feel they have no choice but to take this action in face of:

  1. Excessive Workloads – we are asked to do more and more, and are increasingly managed and measured.
  2. Precarious Contracts – too many staff are on temporary and part-time contracts.
  3. Pay Gap – there is a 16% gap between male and female academic staff, and an average 25% gap between BAME staff and their white colleagues.
  4. Pay Decline – lecturers’ pay has declined 20% in real terms since 2009.

This strike action is about students too – lecturers’ WORKING conditions are students’ LEARNING conditions.

This website provides information and resources to Bournemouth University staff and students, and press, as well general updates on the progress of the strike 20th February to 13th March 2020.

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