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University staff walk out

Members of the Unite union, working in universities across the UK, are on strike in a dispute over their pay and working conditions.

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Unite staff to strike in Newcastle

Newcastle University Credit: Tom White/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

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