University of Portsmouth staff to take strike action

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LECTURERS from local universities are also set to walk out in strike action at the end of the month.

The University and College Union (UCU), Unison and Unite trade unions have announced that their members working in higher education will walk out on Thursday, October 31 in a row over pay.

Staff have been offered a pay rise of just one per cent this year.

The action could affect members of staff at The University of Portsmouth and the University of Chichester.