OVER 140 further education lecturers in the EIS lecturers' union walked out of Stevenson College, Edinburgh, on Tuesday of last week on a half-day unofficial strike. This effectively shut the college down. Management wants restructuring and savings of up to 4 million, which could cost dozens of jobs. The strikers then went on to lobby the funding council.
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MORE THAN 60 staff and students took part in a lively protest outside the University of Sunderland board of governors' meeting on Thursday of last week. The protest was called by the NATFHE lecturers' union against the university management's threat to courses and slashing of 140 jobs. A large contingent of geology students wearing hard hats brandished placards and booed as some of the governors drove in. Both NATFHE and UNISON at the university are to ballot for action against the redundancies
- STEVE CANNON, NATFHE branch secretary, University of Sunderland