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Workers at King’s College London set to strike – plus roundup

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Issue 2410

Workers at King’s College London have overwhelmingly voted for strikes to stop job cuts. 

The UCU union members backed walkouts by 

81 percent and action short of a strike by 89 percent in a recent ballot.

UCU members were set to hold an emergency general meeting to decide their next steps as Socialist Worker went to press.

Over 100 students and workers joined a lobby against the cuts on Tuesday of last week. 

University bosses want to cut academic staff costs by 10 percent while they plan a £400 million infrastructure investment programme.

The cuts hit the School of Medicine, School of Biomedical Sciences and the Institute of Psychiatry, among others. 

Over 100 workers are at risk of redundancy. 

They are expected to submit two-page documents detailing why they should not be sacked—and dismissal notices could be issued by 15 August.

Round up

Workers at Dundee university have begun a work to rule against plans to cut 120 jobs. Some 84 percent backed the action in a recent ballot, and 69 percent backed strikes.

The UCU union members were set to strike on 10 July.

Several hundred staff and students rallied on Wednesday of last week to oppose redundancies at City Lit college in London. 

The adult education college has long-standing expertise in educating deaf students and people living with disabilities.

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