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Confirmed: The first day of strike action at University of Lincoln is in two weeks

Strikes will begin on February 1st

The UCU has confirmed the first date of strikes set to affect University of Lincoln students to be on February 1st – just two weeks time.

This comes after last weeks announcement that over 70,000 staff over 150 UK universities would strike over 18 days in February and March.

When taking into account the three days of strikes that occurred before Christmas, these 18 days of upcoming strikes will now make 21 total strike days for the academic year. In comparison, the previous academic year of 21/22 only experienced 18 days of strike action total over the whole year.

The dates for the further 17 days of strikes are set to be announced next week.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: “Whilst the cost-of-living crisis rages, university vice-chancellors are dragging their feet and refusing to use the vast wealth in the sector to address over a decade of falling pay, rampant casualisation and massive pension cuts.

“On 1 February, 70,000 university staff will walk out alongside fellow trade unions and hundreds of thousands of other workers to demand their fair share.

“UCU remains committed to reaching a negotiated settlement, but if university employers don’t get serious and fast, more strike action fill follow in February and March.”

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