There was a unprecedented turnout for an HE strike at Senate House today, as IWGB members refused to cross picket lines and demonstrated in support of UCU colleagues as part of the national strike against the planned cuts to USS pensions.
Great to see solidarity among the unions and great to see SAUL members refusing to cross the picket line in support of their colleagues. This meant ICS, IHR, Warburg and Senate House libraries all affected or closed!
Also interesting to note the heavy handed attempts by UoL management to try and dissuade staff from participating in the action – a clear sign that the level of opposition to these changes has extremely worried them. Hopefully they will realise the next logical step is to publicly come out against the changes!
The strike continues tomorrow – please join us at the front of Senate House from 8am or call Danny on 07783719479 if you get lost or have questions!