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'I don't cross picket lines'

9 February 2018

'I don't cross picket lines. I hope that Universities UK will get back round the table with the UCU to resolve this dispute.'

Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell has given UCU members a boost in their fight to save their pensions by refusing to deliver a lecture while staff are on strike.

Powell was due to give the annual Harry Street lecture at the University of Manchester on Thursday 22 February, but cancelled as soon as she realised the date clashed with the staff strike. She also urged Universities UK to return to talks in order to resolve the dispute.

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