MANCHESTER Metropolitan University staff will walk out a 48-hour strike against bosses’ plans to cut jobs.
Members of the academics’ and lecturers’ union UCU will down pens on Tuesday June 20 and Wednesday June 21 at the Manchester and Crewe campuses.
They slammed bosses for their refusal to negotiate over compulsory redundancies and claimed that management turned down the offer of talks with conciliation service Acas.
UCU regional official Martyn Moss said: “Strike action is always a last resort, but members will walk out next month if the university refuses to address the jobs issue.
“We have suggested postponing redundancies planned for this summer and to talk through conciliation service Acas.
“The university has refused both suggestions, despite the fact that UCU members at Manchester Metropolitan University have made it quite clear that they are prepared to take strike action to defend jobs at their university.”