Universities braced for 14 days of strikes over pensions

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A month of strikes over changes to lecturers' pensions, affecting a total of 64 universities and more than a million students, is starting.

Academics are walking out at universities from York to Bangor, and including Oxford and Cambridge.

Petitions signed by 80,000 students, many backing the lecturers, are demanding refunds for lost teaching.

But the employers' group Universities UK says the scheme has a deficit of more than £6bn which it cannot ignore.

Members of the University and College Union say they are striking because…

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