University Strikes, Regulating Facial Recognition, and UK Trade with Russia: New Official Publications 22.03.22

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University Strikes FAQs – “Between 2018 and 2020, the University and College Union (UCU) coordinated a series of strikes across UK universities. Further industrial action was curtailed by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic from March 2020.

The UCU once again balloted its members between October and November 2021 for industrial action. Three days of strike action involving 58 universities followed in December 2021. A re-ballot led to 68 universities striking for ten days between 14 February and 2 March 2022.”

Universities Superannuation Scheme – “University and College Union (UCU) members have taken strike action opposing cuts to pensions in the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) taking place in April 2022. This briefing looks at the changes made to the scheme and its valuations.”

Sanctions against Russia – “In response to Russian military action…

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