Friday, 20 November 2009

UCU lobbies council over job cuts at Leeds Uni

UCU members and students at the University of Leeds lobbied members of the university's council yesterday evening as part of a protest over job cuts. All university departments, even those making a surplus, have been told to identify cuts of between 10 to 20%. Members handed in a petition signed by staff and students to a member of the university council and there were also speeches from staff and students outside the meeting. University of Leeds UCU branch president, Click here for more: The lobby hit the regional news here: The union has also produced an alternative statement, rejecting Vice Chancellor Michael Arthur’s vision and putting forward a future in which the university invests in staff to build its local and regional profile as a provider of high quality higher education. You can view it here:

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