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Protesting against cuts at Leeds University

Issue No. 2179

Protesting at Leeds University

Protesting at Leeds University

Up to 300 workers and students from Leeds University lobbied a meeting of the university council on Thursday of last week as managers discussed plans to make £35 million worth of cuts.

Hundreds of jobs are at risk and there is a threat of compulsory redundancies.

Management is also pushing through additional job cuts under reviews which have been going on for two years. They have disregarded current agreements with the UCU lecturers’ union, their obligations under employment law and their own regulations.

Protesters handed in petitions against the cuts.

Staff and students fear that if the cuts go through class sizes will increase and that courses, or whole degree programmes, may be axed.

Leeds University UCU has voted to ballot for industrial action against the threatened redundancies.

Workers planned to lobby the university senate on Wednesday of this week.

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Tue 24 Nov 2009, 18:05 GMT
Issue No. 2179
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