University staff to go on further strikes over pay dispute

thisisoxfordshire: University staff to go on further strikes over pay dispute University staff to go on further strikes over pay dispute

STAFF at both Oxford University and Brookes will go on strike again in a dispute over pay.

The University and College Union (UCU) has today announced plans for a series of two-hour strikes. The union has already been on strike twice since October.

The first three two-hour stoppages will take place at these times:

  • Thursday, January 23, 11am-1pm
  • January 28, 2pm-4pm
  • February 10, 9am-11am

University employers refused to improve a one per cent pay offer, the union said.

UCU general secretary, Sally Hunt, said: "Any kind of disruption is always a last resort but, after five years of pay suppression and members 13 per cent worse off in real terms, we have little option but to escalate our action."

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