Outrage as Facebook bans UCU strike film

Facebook has banned a UCU film urging members to vote “Yes” in a re-run of the union’s FE strike ballot.

In October members working in FE voted 85% in favour of strike action but were stopped taking action because of Tory anti-trade union laws saying fewer than 50% of those eligible to vote actually did so. The UCU is currently re-running the ballot in 26 colleges.

A UCU spokesperson told union-news.co.uk: “It is quite ridiculous that we can’t promote a video for a legal ballot on Facebook. We have spent the past few days trying to point this out to Facebook, but with no joy. Hopefully they will now see sense and we can play our fair pay video. We have contacted the TUC, as this is a problem other unions will encounter but shouldn’t have to.”

 

You can watch the banned video here.

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