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Manchester Met staff discuss strike action

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Union declares dispute over face-to-face teaching amid high coronavirus levels in Manchester

Staff at Manchester Metropolitan University could be asked to strike after university leaders told lecturers to prepare for in-person teaching, despite the city entering the highest local level of Covid-19 restrictions ahead of a national lockdown.

On 29 October the University and College Union said it was in an official dispute with the university, and that it would “have no choice but to ballot members for industrial action” if MMU did not cancel its request for teaching staff to deliver in-person lessons.

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