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University staff to go on further strikes over pay dispute
4:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014 in News
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."