Lecturers pay row hits exam boards

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The University of Central Lancashire in Preston city centre
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UNIVERSITY lecturers were manning the pickets lines today in a national row over pay.

Staff at the Preston-based University of Central Lancashire timed their action to coincide with exam boards after being offered a 1.1 per cent pay rise.

Members of the University and College Union boycotted exam boards meeting in the humanities and social sciences; journalism; languages; social work; business; film, media and performance; physical sciences and psychology departments.

Michael Krell UCLan branch chairman, said: “University staff can no longer put up with the continued squeeze on their income

“We have suffered years of real-terms pay cuts, constant demands to do more for less and an increase in the numbers of staff employed on insecure contracts.

“Nobody wants to take industrial action, but clearly enough is enough.”