Some staff from the University of Cumbria and other colleges around the county have joined their colleagues across the country in a walkout this morning over proposed changes to pay and pensions.
The university has released the following statement:
“Some UCU and UNISON members locally may support industrial action scheduled for 3 December 2013, to demonstrate the strength of their feelings on the current national pay negotiations.
"The university has always enjoyed good local relations with the unions and in advance of the planned day of action, the university will do all it can to minimise the impact any industrial action may have on its services and students."
Previous strike action took place on 31 October, but the university has reassured the public that the impact was minimal, with only one lecture cancelled and no campus closures.
Lecturers gathered outside the entrance to the University of Cumbria on Brampton Road this morning as part of a move by university staff across the North West who went on strike today in a row over pay and pensions.
Union members from all 13 North West universities are involved in the nationwide action taken by Unison, Unite and the University and College Union.
As A-level results day looms for thousands of students, the University of Cumbria has produced a video for those who do not necessarily get the grades they had wanted.
The video contains advice on how to best deal with the clearing process and gives students tips and contact details for organisations that can help them make the right choices in a stressful situation.