"Industrial action" is the general term for collective legal actions taken by employees of a company as a protest. "Strike action" is a form of industrial action where workers who belong to a trade union collectively refuse to work. For academic staff, this might result in class cancellation, late feedback on assessments and delays in marking coursework.

Between February and March 2020, staff who are members of the University College Union (UCU) went on strike. To keep our information as accurate and consistent as possible about this period, we have published several intranet pages to support students and staff: