Media response to the USS action

A round-up of some of the latest media reaction to the launch of the assessment boycott.

Universities warned over boycott pay docking

BBC News ‎- 6 November 2014
Hundreds of thousands of students could be affected by the disruption, which academics’ union the UCU has said will continue until the dispute is resolved. Universities UK said it was “committed to continuing negotiations” with UCU. The boycott covers …

UUK obstinacy has forced UCU marking boycott

Times Higher Education ‎- 6 November 2014
An assessment boycott by University and College Union members is due to begin today in 69 universities. The industrial action is over detrimental changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension benefits proposed by Universities UK. Sadly, this …

More universities pledge to withhold pay from boycott staff

Times Higher Education – 6 November 2014
Staff at 69 pre-92 universities are taking part in the marking boycott over plans … UCU has already threatened a full academic boycott at those …

University of Liverpool lecturers to begin marking boycott over pensions row

Liverpool Echo ‎- 6 November 2014
Liverpool university academics will have their wages docked if they join a marking boycott due to start today in a row over changes to their pensions. Members of the UCU union at the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine …

York to review pay threat over marking boycott

Times Higher Education ‎- 5 November 2014
The university was last week believed to be the first of the 69 universities affected by the boycott to say it would deduct 100 per cent of pay. Several other universities have indicated this week that they will also deduct full pay, according to UCU local branches.

Lecturers stop marking in pensions dispute

The Times (£) ‎- 6 November 2014
University lecturers are beginning a marking boycott today. The dispute is concentrated in 69 older institutions, including all of the Russell Group, where academics face having their pensions cut.