Liverpool Echo: Strike vote for University of Liverpool staff facing axe

University of Liverpool staff who face the sack unless they accept revised terms and conditions could vote to strike within days.

In June, 2,803 workers, whose jobs include librarians, computer technicians, clerical posts and groundsmen were put in the firing line due to the university’s controversial move to bring “equity across the institution” by standardising employees’ terms and conditions.

On Monday, University and College Union (UCU) chiefs are expected to formally ask staff whether they want to strike over the proposed changes amid a 4,000-signature petition against the shake-up and fears the university’s stance could set a dangerous precedent.

Unions fear the non-teaching staff’s revised terms would force them to work over 35 hours a week, at weekends and evenings and Bank Holidays without lieu days or overtime.

Read the full article at: