Strike Pay Details 2022-23

Strike Pay Details 2022-23

We encourage you to make use of both the national and local (if appropriate) strike funds. For many of us this is a challenging time, financially, and we want to make sure you know you can claim for strike days where you have lost wages. Please see this video from UCU.

The national officers have authorised payments from the national Fighting Fund in support of members in the HE disputes which started on 24th November 2022.  Payments from the national scheme apply from your second strike day and currently up to a maximum of 11 days. In addition, as a branch, we have passed a motion to use our local strike fund to reimburse hourly-paid staff for the first day they strike up to the same daily maximum.  Please note the November, February and March dates are all considered a single set of actions meaning your “first day” of action (for which no payment is available from the national fund) is only counted once, not separately for each set of dates.

In order to receive a payment from the Fighting Fund members need to:

  • be paying subscriptions at the correct rate (if any subscription is payable) (check your registered income band in MyUCU)
  • have participated in official strike action for which officers have agreed to make funds available; and,
  • provide evidence of deduction from their salary or loss of earnings for strike action.

Payment is made:

  • in the sum of £50 for the second and subsequent days of strike action taken by the member earning £30,000 gross or more per annum (this is subject to a cap of 11 days. This will be kept under review); and,
  • in the sum of up to £75 for the second and subsequent days of strike action taken by the member earning less than £30,000 gross per annum (this is subject to a cap of 11 days. This will be kept under review). 

Claiming from the Local Hardship Fund (hourly paid staff, day 1 claims) 

Please send the following to our treasurer David Wilson.

  • confirmation from your School or Department of the hours not worked due to striking
  • the number of hours missed and the hourly rate of pay you receive

Payments can be made up the normal daily maximum as above.

Claiming from the National Strike Fund (all other claims)

Claims to the Fighting Fund in respect of all disputes can only be made once members receive payslips showing deductions for strike action. Please read the appropriate Guidance before making your application. The Higher Education Guidance can be found here

Click here to make your application. 

Donating to the National Fighting Fund 

You can make a donation to the Fighting Fund here or by sending a cheque payable to UCU and marking the back of the cheque ‘donation to UCU fighting fund’. Please send cheques to UCU, Carlow Street, London NW1 7LH. 

LUCU Committee

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