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Thousands of further education staff strike over pay

Thousands of further education staff strike over pay Credit: PA

Thousands of staff in further education colleges in England, including lecturers, librarians and cleaners, are going on strike today in a row over pay.

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) and Unison are taking industrial action in protest at plans for a pay freeze.

The unions claim some staff have suffered a real-terms pay cut of up to 17% after several years of low wage rises.

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