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Action wins over jobs at City College Birmingham

Issue No. 2161

Strikes by lecturers at City College Birmingham have forced management to promise that there will be no compulsory redundancies at the site.

Members of the UCU union took action in June against job cuts after a 95 percent vote for action.

They were set to strike again on Wednesday of last week but called off the action after management conceded over redundancies.

However, workers are prepared for further battles. Management at the college plan to introduce new contracts that could lead to lecturers working longer hours.

UCU has warned that any attempt to impose changes to conditions without agreement with the union would lead to further industrial action.

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Tue 21 Jul 2009, 18:32 BST
Issue No. 2161
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