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Leeds University lecturers vote to strike

Issue No. 2188

Lecturers at Leeds University have voted strongly for strikes over job cuts.

A record 66 percent turned out to vote and over 63 percent voted for strikes.

The ballot was in response to management’s plans to slash 10 percent from the university’s budget.

The UCU lecturers’ union and university management have been in talks at the conciliation service Acas throughout the dispute.

The talks have now broken down.

Workers have shown their determination to fight and UCU was set to name dates on Wednesday of this week.

The union should aim to strike as soon as possible, whether talks reopen or not.

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Tue 9 Feb 2010, 18:13 GMT
Issue No. 2188
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