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University to avoid 140 compulsory redundancies

The Vice-Chancellor announced that staff were no longer “‘at risk’ of redundancy”

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WE’RE ON STRIKE: staff to protest job cuts

With many seminars and lectures cancelled, University of Manchester students are set to join striking staff and demonstrate against the proposed staff cuts

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In solidarity with university staff over job cuts

Stand against cruel and unnecessary staff redundancies

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University staff vote ‘yes’ to strike action

Students have told The Mancunion that the university is “totally disregarding the livelihoods of their employees”

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Manchester refute claim that Vice-Chancellor is highest expenses claimant

The Sunday Times reported that Dame Nancy Rothwell’s expenses are the highest among UK university chiefs, as well as revealing that Vice-Chancellors had claimed expenses for bottles of water and slices of cake

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Academics to walk out over “insulting” pay levels

Staff will stage a strike next Thursday and Friday as well as refusing to work overtime or set extra work from the 25th onwards

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University IT Director resigns soon after outsourcing conflicts

Less than a month ago, IT workers were informed that the structural shakeup of the department was being put on hold

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UCAS should include school’s average grades to help poorer students

University and College Union ask average performance of an applicant’s school to be considered by UCAS in attempt to get more disadvantaged students into universities

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Open University staff vote for strike action

Hundreds of jobs are at stake as the Open University proposes closures of seven centres around the UK

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Union announces formal Trade Dispute and possible strike action

The Manchester branch of the University and College Union has announced it will ballot its members for industrial action over the outsourcing of IT jobs

Unions have called for resistance to the strategy, which is alleged to contribute to prejudice and oppression. Photo: chrisjohnbeckett @Flickr

NUS call for “all-out defiance” of Counter-Terror strategy

The NUS is collaborating with Defend the Right to Protest to oppose the government’s strategy to prevent radicalisation, which involves monitoring events & political campaigns on campus

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Nancy Rothwell claims £22000 of flights on expenses

A report by UCU has revealed a lack of transparency senior pay at UK universities. The report revealed that Vice-Chancellors earn on average £260000, and looked into the scale of expenditure on air fares