Socialist Worker

Sussex lecturers strike for jobs

by Tom Walker, in Sussex
Issue No. 2193

Around 50 lecturers and students are picketing the main entrance of Sussex university in a strike to save jobs.

The strike comes as students enter their eighth day of occupation.

Paul Cecil, president of Sussex UCU union, told Socialist Worker, “It’s a fantastic turnout of staff and students today. It’s a very, very solid strike. We’re pleased with how the action is going. We’re hugely grateful for the support we’ve had from the students.

“Student occupiers were out here at 7am this morning helping us set up the picket lines and there have been students here ever since.

“Staff and students are coming together and defending education. This is what should be happening across the country.”

Students and workers will hold protests at the university throughout the day.

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