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Strikes off at Queen Margaret University as jobs row settled

12 February 2019

A strike scheduled for tomorrow at Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University (QMU) has been called off after the university and UCU reached an agreement on jobs and future working.

An agreement between the two sides will ensure there will be no compulsory redundancies, no plans for further staff cuts and commits unions and the university to work together on a number of other workplace issues.

The joint statement also addresses how workloads will be managed and notes the trade union voice as being valued and integral to the university. 

QMU UCU spokesperson, Oonagh O'Brien said: 'This has been a difficult time and staff have been deeply worried about their jobs and frustrated at the way changes have been made. This agreement means there will be no compulsory redundancies and ensures that changes due to reduced staff will be managed. It also allows us to move forward and work together to improve our workplace policies for the future. 

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