Lecturers warn they will strike if forced to resume ‘unsafe’ teaching

University and College Union warns any attempt to send members back to campuses too early will lead to ballot

University lecturers will not resume “unsafe” face-to-face teaching this academic year, and any attempt by the government or vice-chancellors to reopen campuses in February will fail, the UK’s largest academic union has warned.

The University and College Union will ballot its members to strike against the resumption of in-person teaching, should any university attempt to organise the return of its staff to campuses over the next six months while staff feel it is unsafe.

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