Thousands of lecturers to strike over changes to pensions and pay

Thousands of lecturers to strike over changes to pensions and pay
 

Lecturers at a third of English universities will go on strike over changes to their pensions.
Thousands of academics at 47 universities and higher education colleges will form picket lines to protest against changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension fund.
From next month, the retirement age for academics will be raised from 60 to 65 and there will be an end to final salary pensions for new members.
An even bigger strike is planned for Thursday when tens of thousands of lecturers from 63 universities are expected to stop work over what academics say is a growing sense of... read more

 
20 March 2011 in Learning, Views: 21
Source: Guardian
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