Human Resources

Industrial action 2022

Marking and Assessment Boycott

The University of Sussex University Executive Group (UEG) and University and College Union (UCU) Sussex have reached agreement on three issues (Four Fights, the USS pension, and local Size and Shape) which ends the marking and assessment boycott and any further industrial action with this mandate.

Following local discussions, Sussex’s UEG and UCU Sussex - have agreed the following:

  • Remuneration and working conditions are important to the recruitment and retention of staff at the University of Sussex.
  • A fair reward for staff must be balanced with the long-term sustainability of the University.
  • UEG and UCU must work together to secure the best outlook for the whole University.

This ends all industrial action under the current UCU mandate (to 7 October 2022), including the marking and assessment boycott and the threat of strike action.

You can read the joint agreement.