University staff strike action

Higher Education workers will strike this morning in response to a pay offer of 1%.

University: 'Strike action is regrettable'

The University has taken steps to minimise the impact and plan to maintain services as far as possible. All University buildings will be open. There may be some minimal disruption to opening times for some University buildings, postal services and teaching. Any changes to the teaching schedule will be communicated directly via Academic Schools.

"It is regrettable that the Trade Unions have decided to take this action. Pay negotiations are conducted at a UK level and we would encourage the Trade Unions to continue dialogue within the agreed national procedures."

It is regrettable that the Trade Unions have decided to take this action. Pay negotiations are conducted at a UK level and we would encourage the Trade Unions to continue dialogue within the agreed national procedures.

– Cardiff University Spokesman

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University staff to strike over 1% wage rise

A picket line is expected to be held at Cardiff University. Credit: PA

Higher Education workers are due take strike action this morning in response to a pay offer of a 1%.

UNISON Cymru says it will be taking industrial action and holding a picket line at Cardiff University alongside Unite and University and College Union.

Simon Dunn, UNISON Cymru/Wales higher education lead, said, "Some of our members in higher education are not even paid a living wage and most have experienced a real term drop in wages of almost 15%. That is bound to have a devastating impact on people's lives.

"And to add further insult to injury, Chief Executives' and Vice Chancellors' pay is extremely generous, with the highest paid vice chancellor in Wales receiving £264,000 a year."