We will not be publishing an article today as we are currently taking part in the University and College Union’s (UCU) strike action to defend our right to a fair pension. University staff have always accepted pay levels that are lower than comparably skilled professions, partly because we had a decent pension. Now our right to a well-earned retirement is under attack.

UCU members voted overwhelmingly for this action on the highest turnout this union has seen. We have been left with no choice but to take strike action and to withdraw the goodwill that the university relies upon but that has been taken for granted.

Stand with us and support our strike for a fair pension.