Aberdeen University staff have walked out as the sector’s longest-running strike action in the UK gets under way.
Members of the University and College Union (UCU) are taking to the picket line over 14 days amid two rows – one concerning pensions and another over pay and working conditions – starting from Thursday.
Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) University Lecturers’ Association (EIS-ULA) members are also walking out over five days in a pay dispute.
Across the UK, 74 universities will be affected by the UCU strikes, the most since a nationwide two-day strike in 2016, while the number of strike days is unprecedented.
They will largely take place between this Thursday and Friday, Monday and Wednesday next week as well as on March 2, 5, 9 and 13.
Five Scottish universities will have separate timetables due to fitting the walkouts around issues such as reading weeks.
Those taking part in both UCU disputes are Heriot-Watt University; the Open University in Scotland; University of Dundee; University of Stirling; University of Edinburgh; University of Glasgow; University of St Andrews; University of Strathclyde, and Aberdeen University.
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