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London Met workers have no confidence in Gillies

Issue No. 2301

Some 91 percent of workers at London Metropolitan University say they have no confidence in their vice chancellor Malcolm Gillies.

Gillies wants to slash more than 200 jobs and close more than three quarters of courses at the university.

UCU union members there recently backed strikes and action short of strikes in a ballot.


Battle for jobs and pay at Chesterfield College

Chesterfield College lecturers could strike to defend jobs and pay. The college wants to make 39 lecturers redundant and cap lecturers’ annual salaries at £5,000 lower than the national average.

It is also attacking the pay of hourly-paid lecturers.


Bolton lecturers could ballot for strikes

Bolton College lecturers were meeting this week to discuss their response to management attacks on their jobs and pay.

The UCU members could ballot for strikes.


Hackney lecturers demand strike ballot

Hackney College Lecturers met last week and decided to ask their UCU union for a strike ballot over job cuts.

More than 50 jobs are at risk. Workers were set to protest this Friday.


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Tue 1 May 2012, 16:40 BST
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