UNIVERSITY of Bolton has not been named as one of the institutions staging a walkout later this month.

Strikes will hit 60 universities across the UK for eight days between November 25 and December 4. University Colleges Union general secretary Jo Grady said: “The first wave of strikes will hit universities later this month unless the employers start talking to us seriously about how they are going to deal with rising pension costs and declining pay and conditions.Universities can be in no doubt about the strength of feeling on these issues and we will be consulting branches whose desire to strike was frustrated by anti-union laws about reballoting.” Last week, UCU members backed strike action in two separate disputes, one on pensions and one on pay and working conditions.