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Resistance to cuts at Salford University

by Gary Leese, press officer, SUDE
Issue No. 2147

Lecturers and students at Salford University are fighting plans by management to push through 150 job cuts.

It hopes to save £13 million over three years and says money is needed to pay for new buildings.

Yet it has emerged that the university has spent a massive £66,600 on refitting facilities and offices for senior staff.

Workers and students have set up a campaign against the cuts, called Salford University Defend Education (SUDE). Contact SU-defend-education@yahoogroups.com for more information.

Meanwhile there is a growing campaign to reverse the suspension of a lecturer at the university’s business school.

The university brought in new disciplinary procedures last November, which allow senior managers to order suspensions.

Previously, only the vice-chancellor was able to suspend academics.


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Tue 14 Apr 2009, 18:56 BST
Issue No. 2147
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