Lecturers across Scotland will cut class tomorrow in protest at three years of stonewalling on pay.
Trade unionists with the Scottish teaching union EIS higher education bloc are on strike after their national pay body offered them a rise of just 1 per cent - less than half the current rate of inflation.
The union has complained that below-inflation rises since 2009 have amounted to a real-terms pay cut of £5,000 - nearly a sixth of their salary.
General secretary Larry Flanagan said: "The EIS will continue to support all its members in defending their living standards, where they are prepared to take a stand against continuing attacks on education and the teachers, lecturers and others who are essential to its delivery across Scotland."
But south of the border the University and College Union said last week it would not take industrial action despite a 70 per cent vote in its favour.