University staff walkout

Lecturers and other staff from Universities have started an 8 day walkout over changes to Pensions and pay.

Academics, support staff , librarians and technicians walked out of 60 Universities.

Staff are facing a hike in Pension contributions,  a decline in real terms pay and concerns over workload. There’s also concern over the amount of short term contracts

Jo Grady, General Secretary of the University and College Union (UCU) said the strike was “solid”

Students were reported of showing support for the strike and Jeremy Corbyn has offered his support too.