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Last month, the UK experienced its hottest day in February ever recorded- the first-time winter temperatures had ever exceeded 20⁰C. But whilst downplaying narratives of cornetto-crunching families on beaches were occupying the front pages of the national media, there lay a darker side to the reporting.

Some responded with facts that put this heatwave into a suddenly terrifying context, one of these being that this is just another ‘hottest day on record’ badge to add to the sash of the 21st Century.» >

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UCU strikes again

The University and College Union has announced that it will be instructing members to take part in more strikes that will affect the students at the University.

The UCU has instructed members to take part in three 2-hour strikes and these have and will be taking place on Thursday 23 January 11am-1pm, Tuesday 28 January 2pm-4pm and Monday 10 February 9am-11am.

This action relates to the ongoing dispute regarding the 2013 pay award, which was paid “on account” with December salaries.» >

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University staff in second ‘pay walkout’ strike

Lecturers and support staff at the University of Reading staged a walkout on Tuesday 3rd December as part of nationwide action by the University and College Union (UCU), UNITE, UNISON and the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) over pay.

Unions representing academics and support staff across the UK described the dispute as “increasingly bitter” and said that thousands joined picket lines across the country. University employers however, said that support for the strike was “not widespread” and that disruption was “minimal”.» >

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