These are the 40 universities facing more strike action before the end of the academic year

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Staff at 40 UK universities have voted for more strike action that could take place before the end of the academic year, adding to the 13 days already lost to industrial action.

The same issues that prompted previous rounds of strikes remain the same: pay, pensions, insecure contracts and pay gaps.

The University and College Union (UCU) says that due to new inflation figures, staff pay is down in real terms by more than a quarter since 2009.

The union also claims that cuts drawn up in April this year will see the average lecturer losing 35 per cent of their pension.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady has described the recent vote as “a damning indictment of the way vice chancellors run universities and treat their staff.”

She adds: “Even during this almost unprecedented cost of living crisis, vice chancellors on eye watering salaries – who manage institutions sitting on tens of billions of pounds in reserves – have shown zero willingness to listen to their staff and are more intransigent than ever.

 “Our union will now be taking these latest ballot results to a special meeting of its higher education sector where members will discuss how they wish to use this new mandate for action.”

Here’s a full breakdown of the universities that have voted for strike action that could take place before the end of the academic year:

Birkbeck, University of London

Bournemouth University

University of Brighton

Cardiff University

University of Chester

Courtauld Institute of Art

The University of Dundee

Durham University

Edinburgh Napier University

University of Edinburgh

University of Essex

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

Goldsmiths, University of London

University of Greenwich

Heriot-Watt University

Institute of Development Studies

Keele University

King’s College London

Kingston University

The University of Leeds

University of Liverpool

Loughborough University

Newcastle University

The University of Northampton

The University of Nottingham

Queens University Belfast

Queen Mary University of London

University of Ulster

Royal College of Art

Royal Northern College of Music

Sheffield Hallam University

The University of Sheffield

SOAS, University of London

University of Southampton

University of St Andrews

University of Sussex

UCA – University for the Creative Arts

University of the Arts London

University of Westminster

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