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Action Against Lecturers And Staff At Bradford University

EDM number 527 in 2014-15, proposed by George Galloway on 19/11/2014.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Higher education and Industrial relations.

That this House condemns the bullying tactics employed by the management of Bradford University in trying to force lecturers and staff to accept reductions to their pension rights and benefits; notes that while staff are taking action short of striking, including a marking boycott, the management is threatening to deduct all of their pay; also notes that, additionally, the threat is to remove death in service benefits from those involved so that if someone dies while taking action their family will receive nothing; further notes that the university is also intent on including staff on protest in any legal action brought against Bradford University by a student suing over lack of education; believes that these heavy-handed threats over justifiable concerns are reminiscent of Victorian mill owners and have no place in the modern workplace, far less a place of education and thinking; and urges the Secretary of State for Education to intervene to instruct the management to remove intimidation as a policy and to talk with their staff representatives in a constructive and enlightened manner rather than bring shame and opprobrium on Bradford University.

This motion has been signed by a total of 8 MPs.

George Galloway19/11/2014Bradford WestRespectProposed
Alan Meale20/11/2014MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn21/11/2014Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Martin Caton21/11/2014GowerLabourSeconded
John McDonnell21/11/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins25/11/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma26/11/2014Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell26/11/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned

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