A summer of redundancies?

Summer seems to be the timeframe that university managements work with to announce cuts and redundancies, since they do not think branches will campaign against them.

We’re worried by news coming out several institutions including LeicesterLondon South BankPortsmouthand Bradford, about potential redundancies. No matter that the university sector is holding a record surplus, institutions are reacting to the volatility of a discredited higher education market by looking for staff cuts.

We’re running a redundancy audit in order to get a picture of what’s going on so that we can better coordinate and make sure that the union develops a national response along with local resistance. Please email your answers to the questions below to branchsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com

  1. Is your institution planning redundancies at the moment?
  2. What is the rationale being provided by management?
  3. Are management following formal consultation procedures?
  4. Are people being offered meaningful career support i.e. redeployment?
  5. What plans do you have to counter these redundancies?
200617mmustrike1.jpgOn strike against redundancy at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2017


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