Union alleges age discrimination and breaches of Data Protection Act
Around 1,300 staff have started strike action at the University of Liverpool, the University and College Union said as it alleged the institution was guilty of age discrimination and breaches of the Data Protection Act in relation to proposed redundancies.
University staff began three weeks of strike action on 24 May over a proposed restructure at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. The university has said it is proposing redundancies to enable re-investment and increase the quality and societal impact of the faculty’s work, but the strike action was backed by 84 per cent of voting UCU members. Since the dispute began the number of jobs on the line has fallen from 47 to 32, from a total university workforce of 7,000.