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Bradford lecturers first to strike under Cameron's government

by Sadie Robinson
Issue No. 2201

Lecturers at Bradford College took part in the first strike under David Cameron’s Tory government today.

They are striking against plans to cut jobs. The college says it needs to save £3 million—the equivalent of 97 jobs.

“We had more than 50 strikers on the picket lines today,” said Laura Miles, a UCU union rep at the college. “The post worker refused to cross the picket line. And we had bunches of students turning up and helping us petition against the cuts.”

More than 80 percent of UCU members voted for strikes in a ballot. They have had lots of messages of support from other trade unions.

Workers say there has been no movement from management on the cuts. They are set to meet next week to discuss their next move in the dispute.

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Wed 12 May 2010, 13:07 BST
Issue No. 2201
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