Plymouth Marjon University workers, including maintenance staff, IT technicians, administrators, and library staff, took a further day of strike action today in their long-running dispute over pay.
University workers rejected a pay offer for 2023/24 worth between 5% and 8%, but well below the rate of inflation at the time.
In a strike ballot that ended in July, the staff voted to continue striking unless their employers returned to negotiations with a fair offer. The university has failed to do so and has yet to fully implement the below-inflation pay rise that should have been paid to staff in August, says UNISON.
— UNISON Plymouth Universities Branch (@UoPUnison) January 30, 2024
The early morning sunshine cast shadows on the ground as UNISON members gathered outside the university to picket.
As the sun began to ascend, more UNISON members joined the picket line.
Pearl, the suffragette duck also made the trip to Plymouth following her appearance at the Cheltenham demo on Saturday.