Students at a Glasgow university have demanded the resignation of senior staff after barricading themselves inside a lecture theatre in support of striking workers.

Strathclyde University protesters say institutions are “failing staff and students - from demanding unreasonable productivity levels to neglecting safety on campus,” after taking the action on the first day of national action by workers.

The group, calling themselves Strathclyde Students in Solidarity, posted a list of demands on social media - including the resignation of all three vice chancellors.

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They also want a formal investigation into “rampant mismanagement, alleged corruption and irresponsible fossil fuel investment” and “full negotiation” with striking University and College Union (UCU) members.

Staff began the first of eight days of strike action on Monday amid rows over pensions plus pay and working conditions.

Members of the UCU at 60 institutes across the UK are taking to the picket lines from Monday to Wednesday, December 4.

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Student protesters have also called for the University to “fully negotiate” with members on their terms.

The group also claimed security was preventing further students from joining the protest on Tuesday afternoon.

Strathclyde University has been contacted for comment.