22 Feb 2018

University staff strike over pensions

University lecturers are manning the picket lines as they begin their most severe strike to date over changes to their pensions. Unions say the downgrade will leave the average lecturer £10,000 a year worse off in retirement.

Around a million students will be affected by the walkout – but polls show a majority support their lecturers actions, with some even joining their teachers on the picket.