Workers are organising against the outsourcing of casualised staff at Warwick university. They are resisting Teach Higher—a separate company set up by Warwick university-owned Warwick Employment Group.
The plan is to extend Teach Higher across Britain so that staff could then be employed by it rather than directly by universities. It is set to be piloted at six Warwick university departments—Sociology, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Mathematics, Chemistry and Modern Foreign Languages.
Workers warn that Teach Higher threatens their conditions and risks dividing them from permanent staff.
Teach Higher is asking for the views of its “clients”—email your opposition to TeachHigher@warwick.ac.uk
UCU Union members at University of Dundee have voted by 72 percent to strike against the threat of compulsory redundancies. Bosses plan to axe 15 staff from the School of Medicine and another 17 at the College of Arts and Social Sciences.
Some 88 percent also voted for action short of strikes.
UCU union members at Greenwich College were set to strike on Wednesday of this week. They are fighting the introduction of new contracts. Further strikes are planned next week.
Teachers and students planned to protest at Lewisham and Southwark College on Wednesday of this week. The college faces a £7 million cut.