London College of Communication
Lecturers at the London College of Communication are set to ballot for industrial action against the threat of compulsory redundancies.
Management wants to cut 16 courses from the School of Creative Enterprise, threatening 38 jobs.
UCU union members last week voted unanimously to give the local union branch a mandate to ballot for industrial action if the college does not remove the threat of compulsory redundancies by 23 December.
University of Sussex
Hundreds of students and workers at the University of Sussex took part in a mass protest and meeting last Saturday as part of the ongoing campaign against job cuts.
Union representatives from the GMB, RMT, Unison and Aslef joined UCU members to address the students.
The meeting followed an earlier protest against the university management’s plans to cut 115 jobs.
University of Birmingham
Activists at the University of Birmingham have won a victory in their battle to save their threatened sociology department.
Pressure from their campaign last week forced management to stop the university senate from voting on plans to close the department.
Management has promised a new consultation framework and said that all options would be given “thorough and equal consideration”.
Workers and students should continue the campaign and keep up the pressure on management.