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University of York staff and students occupy Heslington Hall

The students are demanding that management takes real action

Students and staff at the University of York have been occupying Heslington Hall for the last hour, since the UCU vote rejected UUK's proposed agreement over pension changes.

Speaking to The Tab on condition of anonymity, one of the occupier said they plan to remain there, "indefinitely, until Friday when the strike ends".

Their demands are that Vice-Chancellor Koen Lamberts publicly endorses the strike and uses his position on the board of UUK to "end the dispute in a way that brings minimal disruption to staff and students."

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The occupiers went on to explain the reason behind their occupation of Heslington Hall: "The management is determined not to take any real action and instead makes wishy-washy statements about how they support the staff rather than coming out with backing for the strike.