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Students could have their exams cancelled as staff plan strikes

The University and College Union (UCU) on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the walkouts, which will coincide with exam season in April and June.


Students may have their exams cancelled after union leaders sanctioned two weeks of summer strikes as a pension dispute rages on.

The University and College Union (UCU) on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the walkouts, which will coincide with exam season in April and June.

Members took their ninth day of action yesterday and will be on strike all of next week. 

Students may have their exams cancelled after union leaders sanctioned two weeks of summer strikes as a pension dispute rages on

The dispute is over changes to lecturers’ pensions, which would see academics £10,000 worse off per year in retirement.

Universities UK, which oversees the scheme, is currently in talks with the union.

Announcing the next potential wave of strikes, UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: ‘If talks fail, we are prepared to carry out the action.’

Members took their ninth day of action yesterday and will be on strike all of next week

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