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Update: UCU strikes could head into exams as 14 more days of strike are announced

Update: UCU strikes could head into exams as 14 more days of strike are announced
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The University College Union (UCU)  have announced this week that a further fourteen days will be added to strike action across the country, meaning that the strikes will now possibly effect exams during the months of April and May.

The UCU general has declared that the further dates for the strike are necessary after talks and negotiations failed again last week.

Members of striking staff were on the picket lines for four days in a row last week, this week they are set to be there for all five days of the working week.

Thousands of students have called for compensation for their hours missed and thousands more up and down the country have signed petitions urging their university to pay them a form of reimbursement.

So far, only University College London have agreed that money will be handed back out to students.

The Higher Education Committee confirmed on March 8th that the further strike action has indeed been sanctioned and that talks will now develop to work out the most effective way in which to carry the strike out.

65 universities are currently taking part in the strike, with disruption up and down the country now expected to run over the exam period.

What do you think of the strike?

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