Labour candidate for York Outer Anna Perrett has been visiting the picket line at the University of York today.
University And College Union members at 60 universities are taking part in strike action in two separate legal disputes, one on pensions and one on pay and working conditions.
According to the union, there has been strong support for the first of eight days of strikes, sending “a clear message that staff would not settle for pay cuts, increased pension costs or deteriorating conditions”.
This is what Anna Perrett tweeted today:
— Anna Perrett (@AnnaPerrett) November 25, 2019
But her independent rival in York Outer Scott Marmion isn’t so supportive of the industrial action. Here’s his take:
For all students being disrupted by this ask yourself, do you really want even more of this? If so vote Labour. BBC News – University staff strike over pensions and pay https://t.co/puI6kt7drP
— Scott Marmion (@MarmionScott) November 25, 2019