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Prison lecturers vote for action over pay

Issue No. 2211

Lecturers who work in prisons have voted for industrial action in protest at attacks on their pay and conditions.

The UCU union members work for Britain’s largest prison education provider, Manchester College. They are spread across more than 80 prisons.

Some 78 percent voted for strikes and 89 percent for action short of strikes.

Meanwhile, workers at Manchester College itself are fighting attacks on their pay and conditions and derecognition of their union.

They lobbied Manchester councillors last Wednesday and plan to strike as the new term starts in September.

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Tue 20 Jul 2010, 18:40 BST
Issue No. 2211
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