Lecturers at Birmingham University have voted for strikes to defend jobs and conditions. Some 65 percent of UCU union members backed strikes on a
48 percent turnout.
Lecturers are fighting threatened redundancies in a number of departments. They also want an agreement on performance management.
Union members say the turnout, which is far higher than previous ballots, shows the willingness of workers to fight. The vote was for repeated strikes.
Vote Left in UCU elections
Elections for national officer and executive committee positions are continuing in the UCU union.
Socialist Worker calls for a vote for UCU Left candidates for a fighting, democratic union. Go to www.uculeft.org
Organise against academies
The Anti Academies Alliance will hold its annual general meeting on Saturday 16 March.
It takes place from 2-5pm in Hughes Parry Hall, Chancellors Room, 19-26 Cartright Gardens, London WC1H 9EF.
Go to www.antiacademies.org