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Strikes have been paused for two weeks at the University of Warwick

Due to ‘significant progress’ being made, seven days of strikes have been called off

Staff and lecturers at the University of Warwick are expected to resume classes as of this week.

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that the strikes across the country have been put on pause for two weeks after making “significant progress” with university employers.

In total, seven days of strikes across two weeks have been cancelled:

Tuesday 21st February

Wednesday 22nd February

Thursday 23rd February

Monday 27th February

Tuesday 28th February

Wednesday 1st March

Thursday 2nd March

In their statement, the UCU said: “We have reached a point in discussions with our employers where we have made significant progress across a range of issues. To allow our ongoing negotiations to continue in a constructive environment we have agreed to pause action across our pay and working conditions and USS pensions disputes for the next two weeks and create a period of calm.

“Before going into details of the progress we have made, we want to make it absolutely clear that this is simply a pause.”

Strikes on these days are still expected to go ahead:

Thursday March 16th

Friday March 17th

Monday March 20th

Tuesday March 21st

Wednesday March 22nd

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