Up to 6000 staff at 10 Scottish universities are starting a three-day strike.

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) Scotland voted to strike from Wednesday to Friday in a dispute about falling pay, pension cuts and “worsening working conditions”.

The staff, on picket lines outside main university entrances, join colleagues at 58 universities across the UK taking similar action.

Last month UCU members at the 10 Scottish institutions backed a strike in two separate ballots, one about pension cuts and one about pay.

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