Fabian Hamilton - Member of Parliament for Leeds North East
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Fabian Hamilton MP withdraws from University of Leeds event

Following the announcement of industrial action by the UCU on Friday 23rd February, Fabian Hamilton MP has withdrawn from the British Foreign Policy Group panel due to take place on the day at the University of Leeds. Mr Hamilton said:


“Following the decision of the UCU to strike on the Friday 23rd February, I have decided to withdraw from the British Foreign Policy Group panel. The panel discussion was due to take place on the same day as planned industrial action as lecturers and staff walk over pensions, and I am not prepared to cross the picket line. The UCU has made it very clear that it has been forced into this action, as proposed changes to the pension scheme would leave lecturers £10,000 worse off than under the current scheme. Striking staff from the university have my absolute support in resolving this issue in favour of the workers.”


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