University strikes to continue despite proposed deal between union leaders and employers

The Independent reports that university strikes are set to continue after union members have rejected a proposed deal over pensions.

The University and College Union (UCU) has voted against a deal made by union bosses and employers last night after it faced widespread opposition.

Lecturers and university staff across the UK will enter their twelfth day of strike action tomorrow.

Angry strikers on social media, using the hashtag #NoCapitulation, called for the deal between UCU leaders and Universities UK (UUK), announced yesterday after six days of talks, to be rejected.

Thousands of university staff signed a letter calling for the “unacceptable” deal – which requires employees and employers to pay higher pension contributions – to be rejected.
Members of staff at more than 60 universities across the country have been striking in protest at pension changes – and tomorrow they will return to the picket line for the next three days of action.
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