"We and our colleagues in NATFHE
are determined to resolve the dispute and hope that the employers will commit to further talks in the interests of both students and staff."
"By pursuing such a policy NATFHE
will isolate its members and their students."
Roger Kline, head of the universities department at NATFHE
, said he was "gobsmacked" that UCEA had not yet tabled a new offer..
Dr Terry Murphy, the North-east's Natfhe
representative, said Teesside University has managed to maintain a good relationship with lecturers.
Roger Kline, head of higher education, equality and employment rights at NATFHE
, said: "This is going to be a distressing time for both students and lecturers.
Talks between Natfhe
officials and the Association of Colleges last week failed to reach a compromise.
Members of AUT are refusing to set exams, while Natfhe
members in post-1992 universities - such as the University of Glamorgan - will set exams but withhold marks.
leader, Paul Mackney, said: "Lecturers are fed-up, angry and voting with their feet."
On this basis we condemn the action of Natfhe
members and support the university's decision to withhold pay until contractual duties have been fulfilled.
Lecturers in NATFHE
and the Association of University Teachers are carrying out a marking boycott as part of the dispute - leaving students fearing they may not graduate.
The students, who are due to graduate later this year, hit out after members of unions Natfhe
and the Association of University Lecturers voted to boycott assessments.
The two national lecturers' unions, Natfhe
and AUT, want a 23 per cent pay increase over the next three years for lecturers.