Uni staff strike ballot

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STAFF at the University of Sunderland could be set to strike.

The GMB, the union for support staff in higher education, is to conduct an official strike ballot following the unanimous rejection by members earlier this year of the national university employers’ final pay offer of one per cent for the 2012/2013 pay round.

A continued process of talks since then to resolve the dispute failed to deliver an increaased deal for staff.

GMB will commence an official ballot of members, on whether they wish to take strike action for a better pay settlement in higher education from October 1 to 15.