University of Bolton lecturers to strike again tomorrow

The University of Bolton

The University of Bolton

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , education reporter

STUDENTS could face disruption again as academics at the University of Bolton stage a one-day walkout in an ongoing row over pay tomorrow.

Members of the University College Union (UCU) will be joined by members of Unison and Unite for their third national one-day strike. Two days of action took place before Christmas and members of UCU have taken two two-hour strikes last month and a third scheduled for next Monday.

UCU said an analysis of pay showed the UK lecturers pay in the UK was among the lowest in English-speaking countries.

The row centres over a one per cent pay rise.

UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: “UK academics are receiving significantly less pay than their counterparts in most other English-speaking countries. Research shows that our universities continue to perform at the very highest levels on the global stage.

“Union members taking strike action are angry that vice-chancellors continue to see their pay increase while pleading poverty when it comes to staff pay.”

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11:04am Wed 5 Feb 14

OwdBolt says...

Will anyone notice...??
Will anyone notice...?? OwdBolt
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11:51am Wed 5 Feb 14

filthy6 says...

The new Vice Chancellors hopefully :-)
The new Vice Chancellors hopefully :-) filthy6
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