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Complainant Name:
Mr Craig Parr

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Guardian


Mr Craig Parr complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which he considered to have been inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant said that the newspaper had reported the turnout of a UCU strike vote incorrectly.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article, so that it correctly reported that "members of the union UCU [had] voted (by89% on a 72% turnout) for an indefinite strike".

Date Published: 25/07/2014

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