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Kingston University staff to go on strike over salaries
Staff at Kingston University will go on strike this week in a row over wages.
Lecturers and administrative workers will come together on Thursday, October 31, to picket the Penrhyn Road campus in protest against below-inflation pay rises.
Teaching staff will then begin working their contracted hours only from Friday, November 1.
The nation-wide walk out has been organised by Unison and the University and College Union (UCU).
Dr Julian Wells, Kingston University's UCU chairman, said: "Kingston lecturers are being asked to put in extra effort to deliver a complete overhaul of the university’s teaching programmes this year.
"But the University has been leaving vacancies unfilled, making an already inadequate student/staff ratio worse.
"Many staff are already working beyond their normal hours to make up for this.
"Sooner or later students will see their educational experience declining as a result.
"The situation is unsustainable."
Staff will picket the university from 6am on Thursday, and hold a rally at 10am.
The strike is taking place during a reading week, when no lectures are held.
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