Students hit by 14-day university lecturers strike

Staff at 74 universities across the UK are beginning a 14-day strike over pensions and pay and conditions, BBC is reporting.

The University and College Union will hold strikes between 20 February and 13 March and has estimated more than a million students will be affected.

The UCU says 50,000 of its members will take the action over workloads, pay, a 15% gender pay gap, increased casualisation and changes to pensions for staff in the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

In addition to striking, union members are taking other forms of industrial action, including working strictly to contract, not covering for absent colleagues and refusing to reschedule lectures lost during the strikes.

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