"This was the first time I had ever voted for strike action... I was so furious."
Dr Teresa Grant, associate professor of Renaissance theatre and a former deputy head of Warwick University's English department, says she almost always votes against strike action - but this time it was different.
"If the reforms went through, I would lose £6,500 a year.
"People have worked out you would have to be on strike for 11 years in order to lose the amount you would be losing from your pension.
"So I'm quite prepared to strike for at least five years if that's what it takes. I'll still be quids in."
Dr Jon Rourke, admissions tutor in Warwick's chemistry department, is equally resolved.
"The money aspect isn't a surprise. I think it was clear once we started, you're committed for the long term.