Thousands of university workers will go on strike in the coming days, Stuff reports, just weeks away from the end of the academic term. Industrial action was supported by all eight universities, with Tertiary Education Union members saying they were angry and worried about the future of the sector. The union is asking for an 8% pay rise for its members, who range from academics to university support staff, amid concerns of a widening gap between wages and inflation. One researcher said she just wanted to keep her pay cheque above the cost of living.