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By James Margeson On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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UCU Interview: “the University’s reputation is being damaged by this ridiculous approach”

After a dispute over terms and conditions for nearly 3000 staff hits the local headlines, UCU says “we cannot accept this change in industrial relations.” University of Liverpool management has come More...

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By James Margeson On Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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Management accused of putting “gun to the head” of staff

2,803 University of Liverpool staff contracts are threatened with termination in an effort to force new terms and conditions say unions “We cannot rule out industrial action” – UCU According to More...

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By James Margeson On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
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Striking museum workers form human chain

“People take it for granted that we’re here but they’ll notice when we’re gone” Pictures courtesy of Matthew Black On Friday around 40 members and supporters of the Public and Commercial Services Union More...

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By James Margeson On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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Chasing shadows: opposing the Tory agenda on unemployment, benefits and the economy

Attacks on the welfare state are nothing new, but to resist them we must go beyond “anti-cuts” alliances The conservative press has always resented the word “unemployment.” As a rule, they use it More...

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By James Margeson On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
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Controversy over NUS Chief Executive appointment

NUS President Liam Burns says appointment  ensures “we are well placed for the strategic challenges that lie ahead.” Trustee Ed Bauer brands Ben Kernighan a “bureaucrat” and condemns 16.4% More...

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By James Margeson On Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
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Whistleblower loses fellowship over Facebook comments

Academic with over 40 years experience loses Honorary Senior Research Fellowship: staff and students confidentially accuse University of betraying “natural justice” No appeal: spokeswoman says position “within More...

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By James Margeson On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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Hundreds return to streets over “Bedroom Tax”

Demonstrators blocked traffic chanting “can’t pay, won’t pay” Between 300 and 400 protesters took to the streets of Liverpool today, the second such action in two weeks.  Once again it was part of a coordinated More...

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By James Margeson On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
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NUS slams Osborne’s budget

Guild President Sam Butler at the NUS #demo2012 last year Chancellor says there will be no change of course, while NUS joins voices demanding less austerity The National Union of Students (NUS) has condemned last More...

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By James Margeson On Friday, March 15th, 2013
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Sam Butler relected LGoS President in tight SO race

The SO elections results were announced tonight at Liverpool Student Union (JMU) after a week of intense campaigning. Turnout is slightly down from last year at 5203, or 28% of the electorate. Fifteen candidates More...

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By James Margeson On Thursday, March 14th, 2013
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Election round up: less than 24 hours left to vote

Candidates tired as race enters final 24 hours 3,400 students have so far voted in the SO elections in one of the closest races in years. Turnouts are highest in the history, languages and cultures and the management More...