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Open University UCU strikers in Leeds

Open University UCU strikers in Leeds

On Thursday 3rd December UCU members in Leeds took part in rolling action across all 7 (of 9) Open University regional centres faced with closure, threatening 500 jobs. This follows a national day of strike action across all sites.

Iain Dalton, Leeds Socialist Party

Open Universities regional centres provide vital support to students that many will instead be forced to access over the phone if the closures go ahead leaving just two regional offices. Many of the offices have specialisms (such as Health & Social Care at the Leeds centre) as well as contacts with local institutions who sponsor students for courses. If the closures go ahead it will be the end of the Open University as we know it.

Please sign the online petition at http://speakout.web.ucu.org.uk/open-university-regional-centre-closures/