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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 November 2008

Striking for trade union rights

UCU members at Nottingham Trent University were on strike on 21 October against the de-recognition of the union by the university management. 100 pickets were out across the campuses, and a similar number attended the strike rally at lunchtime, giving an indication of the determination of the strikers.

UCU deputy general secretary, Michael MacNeil said: "We will not tolerate union-busting tactics in this university".

Steve Score

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