Leicester University staff vote for industrial action over job cuts

Staff threaten to boycott marking and assessments in row over compulsory redundancies

Staff at the University of Leicester have voted in favour of industrial action, including a potential boycott of marking and assessments, amid a “tsunami of dissent” over compulsory redundancies.

The University and College Union (UCU) said there was “emphatic support” from members in the ballot, with just under 70% of those who voted willing to take strike action and 84% backing action short of a strike.