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University lecturers and staff plan a second strike
12:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of university lecturers and support staff across Oxford will go on strike for the second time in their pay row, on Tuesday, December 3.
The University and College Union (UCU), Unison and Unite have announced further industrial action to follow up a walkout on Thursday, October 31.
The action is in response to a below-inflation one per cent pay rise offered by universities across the country to their staff.
UCU head of higher education Michael MacNeil said: “Staff have suffered year-on-year cuts in the value of their pay and have made it clear that enough is enough.”
He added: “We remain committed to trying to resolve this dispute and the employers now have until December 3 to sit down and positively engage with the unions.”
A spokeman for The Universities and Colleges Employers Association said: “Ever since the initial consultation at the start of this year, UCEA’s 150 participating UK HE employers have continued to say that, given the challenging and uncertain operating environment, the one per cent pay uplift is a good and sustainable offer and is at the limit of affordability.”
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