University support staff take further strike action

A second day of strike action is being held by union members at the University of Birmingham.

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University of Birmingham Unison

Caterers, cleaners and security guards also walked out on Monday, with the Unison union calling for them to be paid the living wage.

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Unison has rejected an offer by the university for a 1% lump sum payment.

The university said it's the tenth year support staff pay awards have been in line with, or above, those negotiated nationally and the fourth consecutive year it has matched the voluntary living wage.