150 British universities employees start protesting over salary conflict

(MENAFN) Tens of thousands of employees through 150 universities in the UK began industrial activity on Thursday around pay.

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are staging a two-day protest vie the nation following members declined the most recent pay offer from employers.

Some 80 percent of members have polled in favor of the protest following the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) had presented 4-5 percent surges, which is under of the two the unions' requests, in addition to the inflation rate.

The UCU asserted that the National Union of Students (NUS) supported the protest verdict anticipated to impact an amount of 2.5 million students.

In an announcement on Wednesday, the UCU mentioned that university bosses were "in hiding" and required to engage properly in discussions to stop 15 more days of protests from going ahead throughout the upcoming two months.



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