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UK university staff, Scottish teachers, postal workers begin walkouts

UK university staff, Scottish teachers, postal workers begin walkouts

LONDON: Postal workers, teachers and university staff across Britain went on strike on Thursday to demand better pay, with warnings that there will be more industrial action and widespread disruption in the run-up to Christmas.More than 70,000 staff at British universities, teachers across Scotland and Royal Mail postal workers walked out amid a growing number of disputes as workers and businesses grapple with a cost of living crisis.The general secretary of the University and College Union (UCU), Jo Grady, said the planned three-day walkouts were the “biggest strike action in the history of higher education” due to a dispute over a pensions, working conditions and pay.Teachers across Scotland also began the first day of strikes in almost four decades after talks on a pay deal with the Scottish government and COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) broke down.The Educational Institute of Scotland trade union called its members in “all of Scotland’s schools” to strike, with

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