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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 September 2014

Lambeth College

UCU union members at Lambeth College members have voted to ballot for further strike action over new contracts that cut holiday by two weeks, add extra hours for no extra pay and slash sick pay.

The college lecturers took five and a half weeks of strike action last term, but management still refuse to meet the union for further talks.

Instead, the bosses have started the new college year with more attacks on the workers, including over trade union rights and lesson observation.

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