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Universities spent £10m on unions last year.

Universities spent £10m on unions last year.

Universities spent almost £10 million supporting “aggressive political campaigns” by lecturers last year, figures have shown, as mass strikes disrupted exams and teaching across the country.

Data released by the government shows that UK universities spent £9.8m on paying lecturers and other employees to work for their unions during work hours.

Universities, who draw a large portion of their income from student loans, accounted for 12% of the total public sector spend on union rep pay, and more than 70% of the spend in the education sector.

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