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Unite members working in universities across the country, including Newcastle University, are taking strike action today.
Unite national officer for education Mike McCartney said:
Members of the Unite union who are working in universities across the UK are taking strike action today in a row with the Government over pay and working conditions.
Lectures will be cancelled as staff form picket lines in cities around the country this morning, including Newcastle.
Unite is taking industrial action in a joint operation with the University and College Union (UCU) and Unison. The move is expected to cause the most widespread disruption at universities for years.