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USS negotiations

This briefing provides background and context on the USS dispute and sets out the efforts made by the affected universities to resolve the dispute satisfactorily.

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced 14 more days of strike action at 74 universities from Thursday 20 February. 52 universities will be affected by strike action over the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pensions dispute. The majority of these universities will also see strikes on a second dispute, relating to pay and working conditions, and a further 22 universities will be affected by strike action over pay and conditions only.


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