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Matt Rodda in talks with UCU ahead of strike action over pensions at Reading University

Reading East MP Matt Rodda spoke alongside the General Secretary of the University and College Union (UCU) Sally Hunt regarding an upcoming nationwide strike by academic staff. This strike action has been called to protect the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

Under that scheme, 190,000 university staff in predominantly pre-1992 institutions will stand to lose around £10,000 per annum from their post-retirement pension. The changes are being felt by staff on the lower-end of the universities pay scale -with those earning less than £55,000 being affected.

 

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