Universities strike blamed on vote by Oxbridge colleges

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Move to cut pension scheme risk attributed to wealthiest institutions’ role in Universities UK survey

The higher education strike affecting an estimated 1 million students this week may have been provoked by hardline positions taken by some of the UK’s wealthiest universities, according to academics fighting against pensions cuts.

Oxford and Cambridge universities and several of their colleges have backed policies resulting in the harsh cuts to pensions prompting professors at those institutions to mount efforts to overturn their support.

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