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Sussex staff vote to strike

Issue No. 2352

Unite union members at the University of Sussex have backed strikes against privatisation in an indicative ballot.

The workers voted by 93 percent for strikes on a 70 percent turnout. This follows a result from lecturers in the UCU union there, who backed strikes by 75 percent on a 60 percent turnout.

The Unison union has yet to release the results of a survey of its members at the university.

University management wants to outsource 235 jobs. Students occupied part of a university building for 

54 days earlier this year against the plans.


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Tue 7 May 2013, 18:58 BST
Issue No. 2352
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