Like Nigeria, UK Varsity Begins Strike Over Poor Renumeration

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University lecturers across the United Kingdom have begun a strike.

DECENCY GLOBAL NEWS reports that the action being taken by their lecturers under the University and College Union (UCU) is a 10-day strike to protest poor renumeration.

Already, 4,000 members of the UCU at colleges across England have taken up the industrial action which will stretch over the coming weeks.
The strike action was launched on Monday September 26 over pay dispute.

The union said staff have been left “with no other option” as college bosses “refuse to raise pay”. Staff will be picketing outside colleges each morning of the strikes.

According to the Union, since 2009, pay in further education has fallen behind inflation by 35 per cent and the pay gap between school and college teachers stands at around £9,000.

Before the strike action, staff were initially offered a one per cent deal, which was rejected, followed by a revised 2.5 per cent.

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