THE University of Lancaster will be going on strike at the end of the month in response to ballots over pensions and pay and working conditions.

The University and College Union (UCU) announced on Tuesday today about the strike action which is due to commence on Monday, November 25 through to Wednesday, December 4.

At the University of Lancaster, 84 per cent of UCU members voted for strikes over changes to Universities Superannuation Scheme and universities failure to make improvements on pay, equality and workloads.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: ‘Strike action is a last resort, but staff have made it quite clear that enough is enough and universities can be in no doubt about the strength of feeling.

"The first wave of strikes will hit institutions later this month unless universities start talking to us seriously about how they are going to deal with rising pension costs and declining pay and conditions."

Last year, university campuses were brought to a standstill by unprecedented levels of strike action.

Last month, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner called on both sides to get round the table for urgent talks.