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Strike set over sacking of Halesowen Four lecturers

Published Tue 5 Feb 2013
Issue No. 2339

Lecturers at Halesowen College were set to strike on Thursday of next week in defence of four sacked lecturers.

Management sacked Maths teacher UCU branch secretary Dave Muritu on 20 December last year.

He lost an appeal against the sacking last month.

Bosses sacked three other lecturers, who are also union activists, last month.

Management say the reason is that the workers’ students are failing to reach their potential.

But many lecturers see the sackings as an attack on the union.

Thursday’s strike will be the first walkout to defend the four after UCU members voted overwhelmingly for action. They backed strikes by 75 percent and action short of a strike by 88 percent in a recent ballot.

Send messages of support to and send messages of protest to the college principal at

Sign a petition against the sackings at

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Tue 5 Feb 2013, 17:08 GMT
Issue No. 2339
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