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University workers to stage fresh round of strikes

The University and College Union said its members at 74 UK universities will take part in 14 days of strike action.

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University workers are to stage a fresh round of walkouts in disputes over pay and pensions, it has been announced.

The University and College Union said its members at 74 UK universities will take part in 14 days of strike action during February and March.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: “We have seen more members back strikes since the winter walkouts, and this next wave of action will affect even more universities and students.

“If universities want to avoid further disruption they need to deal with rising pension costs, and address the problems over pay and conditions.”

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