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Leeds College of Building on strike

by Laura Miles
Issue No. 2260

Lecturers at Leeds College of Building struck over job and pay cuts on Wednesday of last week. They had also struck the previous week on 30 June.

Bosses want to cut jobs and demote some staff to the position of “assessors”, earning £10,000 less a year.

They also want to force staff onto a new contract which will increase contact time to around 1,100 teaching hours per year.

UCU branch secretary Michael Howley said, “There have already been a number of voluntary redundancies at the college. This will push up the workload for those staff remaining.”

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Tue 12 Jul 2011, 17:04 BST
Issue No. 2260
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