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Strike ballot opens at University of Leicester

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UCU members to vote on whether to take industrial action

University and College Union members at the University of Leicester are being balloted on whether to take industrial action over planned compulsory redundancies.

The ballot opened on 31 March and will close on 14 April. In a previous consultative ballot, more than two-thirds of Leicester UCU members who voted suggested that they were prepared to take industrial action—including a strike—in order to contest the universities’ plans, which the union says had initially placed 145 staff at risk of compulsory redundancy although that number was now “slightly lower”.

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