University teachers in Lincoln could walk out in national strike by unions
Teachers' trade unions have announced national strike action – which will also affect the University of Lincoln.
The UCU, UNISON and Unite trade unions say universities across the UK “will be brought to a standstill” next week, unless a pay row is resolved.
The unions say teaching staff have been offered a pay rise of one per cent – but argue it effectively means a 13 per cent drop in salary since October 2008.
It means members of the three unions in Lincolnshire could walk out on Thursday, October 31 unless the dispute is resolved in time.
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A spokesperson from the University of Lincoln said it would try to make sure students aren't affected if strike action goes ahead.
“The University will strive to minimise disruption to students caused by this national day of industrial action planned for 31st October," the spokesperson said.
"For any teaching sessions that are unable to run, students will be able to use the many study facilities on site.”
UCU head of higher education, Michael MacNeil, said the national strikes are because staff have suffered year-on-year cuts.
"Quite simply, enough is enough.
"We urge the employers to reflect on the fact that they are about to face their first ever strike by three unions at the same time and come to the negotiating table to resolve this dispute.
"The suppression of academic pay is one of the most sustained pay cuts since the Second World War and, while strike action is always a last resort, the fact that staff are prepared to take this step demonstrates just how angry they are."