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Campaign steps up against University of the Arts cuts

by UCU member
Issue No. 2174

The campaign to stop an estimated 200 redundancies at the University of the Arts in London took a major step forward last week.

Around 200 lecturers and supporters packed into a meeting to discuss how to fight a rolling programme of job cuts and course closures, which at the moment is mainly hitting the London College of Communication.

The meeting unanimously passed a motion opposing compulsory redundancies, course closures and any reduction in redundancy terms for lecturers.

It also voted to ballot for strike action if management don’t call a halt to their “efficiency” cuts.

UCU union reps at the meeting argued that the attacks were the start of a wider series of deep cuts across the five other colleges which make up the university.

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Tue 20 Oct 2009, 19:31 BST
Issue No. 2174
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