Members of the University and College Union at the University of Liverpool have voted in favour of strike action and other forms of industrial action. Its in a row over changes to their contracts. The Union say they still hope to avoid action.
“UCU members at Liverpool have made it quite clear that they are prepared to take industrial action to defend their rights at work. We have a clear mandate for action, but we always want to try and resolve these things without any disruption. We hope the university will come back to the table now with a similar desire. We don't know of any other university that has attacked its staff's terms and conditions in this way. Threatening to dismiss more than half of its staff risks doing serious damage to the good reputation of the University of Liverpool.”
More top news
Police forces in Greater Manchester and Merseyside have reported a rise in the number of violent homophobic offences so far this year.
Grey and damp. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, making it feel cold. Hill fog
The family of Lee Rigby say they want to meet the Prime Minister to seek answers about his death.