SECRETARIES AND clerical workers at Manchester University struck on Tuesday of last week in a dispute over pay. Management had offered 3.5 percent but had set aside over 6.5 percent for a rise in the university's pay bill. The strike was solid, with over 40 people joining the UNISON union in the run up to the action.
Pickets stopped delivery vans, and turned away post and dust lorries. The pickets enjoyed an immense amount of support from teaching staff, manual workers and students. The enthusiasm of the workers who took strike action should lead to a continued campaign of concerted action.