Staff at 150 universities launch three days of strike action

Universities in the United Kingdom have been hit by strike action once again, despite hopes of a breakthrough last week with an offer from employers on pay, working conditions and pensions, writes Sally Weale for The Guardian.

Tens of thousands of staff at 150 universities pressed ahead with planned strikes on Monday 20 March in the first of three days of industrial action this week, with many branches claiming big turnouts on picket lines.

Members of the University and College Union are also being reballoted on their long-running dispute, which – without a resolution – could lead to disruption continuing for the rest of the academic year.
Full report on The Guardian site