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University & College Union: Autumn Pension Strikes More Likely as Universities Impose Higher Costs

Aug 22, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The University and College Union issued the following news:

The likelihood of another round of strikes has increased after universities backed measures that will increase costs for staff in the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

At a meeting of the USS Joint Negotiating Committee, the universities' proposals - that will see members pay 9.6% of their salary into their USS pension, compared to 8.8% at present, with further hikes planned from 2021 - were backed by the chair Sir A...