Industrial action - information for staff

In September 2019, the University and College Union (UCU) and other higher education trade unions began balloting their members to ask them if they would be prepared to take industrial action on pay and working conditions. At Kent, this ballot resulted in a positive vote for industrial action, with some members of UCU participating in eight days of strike action from 25 November to 4 December 2019, and a further 14 days of strike action between 24 February and 17 March 2020.

As well as the strike action, some staff are at Kent took part in action short of strike (ASOS), which continued into April.

The industrial action period came to an end at the end of April 2020.

Any UCU members who participated in the recent strike action and have not declared it should do so as a matter of urgency via StaffConnect – please see our Recording absence on Staff Connect - guide

A dedicated email address and phone line have been set up for manager and staff queries related to the industrial action: and extension 16846.

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