Monday, 7 December 2009

Protesting against job losses on Sussex Uni campus

On December 3 an emergency senate meeting called by the university to discuss savage cuts was picketed by over 400 students. Management plan to cut 115 jobs and vital campus services such as subsidised day care for children and the Unisex centre are to close which will affect students at Sussex and Brighton universities.

At the mass protest the UCU trade union warned through a vote of no confidence in the cuts proposal at the meeting that it will ballot its members for strike action. Students and staff have set up a united Stop the Cuts campaign which has been successful in mobilising large protests over the last few weeks.

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