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UCU branch activist writes: how we defeated INTO

The president of Essex University UCU has written an account of how his branch campaigned successfully to stop a the setting up of a joint venture  between the University and INTO University Partnerships. This is a fascinating and extremely useful account and we hope it helps other union branches around the world who want to campaign against this particualr form of privatisation. You can download the document here:

How Essex campaigned against INTO.doc

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