Thursday, 30 April 2009

UCU ballot 'overwhelmingly' favours action (THES)

Lecturers at London Metropolitan University have voted in favour of strike action and “action short of a strike”, the University and College Union has announced.

The UCU said members had voted “overwhelmingly” for action in response to the threat to 550 jobs, which it said would put a quarter of the workforce at risk.

The threatened cuts are a result of the claw back of funding faced by London Met following its inaccurate reporting of student completion rates.

Of those who took part in the UCU ballot, 64 percent voted for strike action and 71 percent for action short of a strike.