UK: Union to punish academic who accused it of anti-semitism, demanding £580,000 from him

A British academic who brought his union to court claiming that it had created (or tolerated) an anti-semitic atmosphere has now had to face union demands that he pay £580,000 in costs.  The union brought the case to the Employment Tribunal which had originally ruled that the academic’s case had no merit — despite the testimony of 34 witnesses from academia, politics and the labour movement who testified on his behalf.  At the heart of the case was the extremely hostile atmosphere in the UCU created by anti-Israel activists there.  For more details on how the University and College Union is trying to punish Ronnie Fraser, read this account on the Engage website.