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Unions suspend strike action for two weeks as Acas talks intensify

On Friday evening, the University and College Union announced a breakthrough in the talks between employers and trade unions at the conciliation service Acas. General secretary Jo Grady took to social media to say that industrial action planned for this week and next had been called off, and she congratulated members: “You did it!”

Quite what the UCU members have done is not especially clear, and reaction to the announcement has been mixed. First, the detail on what has been agreed at Acas.

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