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Junior doctors to strike next week

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Junior doctors in England will strike next Tuesday, after meetings with the government failed to reach an agreement on conditions for the new junior doctors contract. Members from the British Medical Association (BMA), NHS Employers and the Department of Health have been participating in discussions to reach an agreement over … Read More

Junior Doctors’ Strike Cancelled

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The first ever planned 24-hour strike by NHS junior doctors in England was called off this evening. Whilst the strike is not going to go ahead, there have been implications for 4,000 patients as treatments and surgeries have been delayed. This is because junior doctors make up 50,000 of the … Read More

Uni condemns marking boycott

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The University has criticised lecturers’ decision to take part in a marking boycott in protest of proposed cuts to staff pensions. A statement released to The Gryphon said, ‘We are extremely disappointed that the UCU (University and College Union) has decided to take industrial action now. This action needlessly threatens student … Read More

Lecturers to consider strike action

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Students have been urged to support lecturers in a vote which could lead to strike action over ‘radical’ changes to pensions. The Universities and Colleges Union is asking members in 67 UK universities, including Leeds, to vote on the proposed walk-out in a ballot this month. The news follows a … Read More

News | UPDATE: Lecturers' marking boycott called off as new pay offer is accepted

5 years ago / 0 comments

The threatened exam-marking boycott has been called off as Higher Education trade union groups accept the two per cent pay rise offer. The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)  announced their ‘full and final’ pay offer of a 2% rise to lecturers’ salaries in April. UCEA’s offer also includes an increase … Read More

News | Third strike lucky?

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Dozens of members of staff went on strike on Thursday following what they have described as “an increasingly bitter row over pay”. Members of University staff and students stood outside the Union building in solidarity and listened to talks from striking staff. They then moved to Parkinson steps, the starting … Read More

Photojournal | Staff on strike – "It's the last resort today"

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“What’s twenty times six?” asks Ann Blair, law lecturer and President of University of Leeds University and College Union (UCU). “One hundred and twenty”. “Well. That’s how many mince pies I’ve been distributing on the picket lines this morning.” It’s a good effort: hundreds of lecturers, administrators and various support … Read More

News | Universities prepare for second strike

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A second strike is to be held on December 3 as pay disputes among University academics and staff continue. Staff across the country have been working to contracted hours since November 1, as unfair pay remains an issue. The first strike was held on Thursday, October 31 and saw lecture … Read More

News | LS interviews NUS President Toni Pearce

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This week LS interviewed Toni Pearce, President of the NUS about the most important issues affecting students across the country. How did you feel about the recent lecturers’ strike? I think a really important thing to say is that it wasn’t just lecturers. The three unions are representing some of … Read More

News | Lecturers vow to strike again

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Lecturers are set to stage another strike next month as arguments over pay levels continue. Students will again have to deal with the cancellation of lectures and seminars on December 3. Last month’s strike caused several University buildings to close and both of the libraries shut early. A University spokesperson … Read More