What is this dispute about?
Staff in this sector very often work long hours. A recent UCU workload survey found that staff in HE work an average of 50 hours a week. The same survey found the 4 in 5 HE staff had struggled with their workload. UCU are requesting a standard 35-hour week so that staff can enjoy a safe working environment and reclaim the work-life balance they deserve.
What does this mean for our local members?
One of our members has this to say about workload: