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London Met to face a boycott for axing reps

Issue No. 2526

A picket line at London Met university

A picket line at London Met university (Pic: Guy Smallman)

The UCU lecturers’ union’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) has unanimously agreed to back London Met branch’s request to “greylist” the university.

The decision, reached on Friday of last week, means that the union will issue a “censure” of the university.

Unless the university meets the union’s demands, an international academic boycott of the university could be initiated.

The demands include the reinstatement of victimised union reps Mark Campbell and David Hardman.

They also include the abandonment of increased casualisation and suspending the current round of redundancies.

If the university fails to negotiate, the boycott will come into effect soon.

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Lecturers at Hull College last week postponed a strike against compulsory redundancies after talks. The redundancies are set to affect up to 142 workers. Strikes were planned for this week

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