University of Liverpool staff strike averted

Victoria Building, University of Liverpool A university spokesman said the discussions had been "constructive"

Talks between union officials and the University of Liverpool have averted a strike over terms for new contracts.

Conciliation service Acas helped with "intensive negotiations" which mean non-teaching staff will be compensated for working extra hours.

A university spokesman said the discussions had been "constructive".

University and College Union (UCU) regional official Martyn Moss said its members were "more than satisfied with the results of the negotiations".

He said: "Their revised contracts ensure they are compensated when they put in extra hours during evenings, weekends and bank holidays."

The staff had previously voted to strike over the contract changes claiming management wanted to impose new inferior terms and conditions.

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