April 17, 2009

Resistance to cuts at Salford University

Lecturers and students at Salford University are fighting plans by management to push through 150 job cuts.

It hopes to save £13 million over three years and says money is needed to pay for new buildings.

Yet it has emerged that the university has spent a massive £66,600 on refitting facilities and offices for senior staff.

Workers and students have set up a campaign against the cuts, called Salford University Defend Education (SUDE). Contact SU-defend-education@yahoogroups.com for more information.

Meanwhile there is a growing campaign to reverse the suspension of a lecturer at the university’s business school.

The university brought in new disciplinary procedures last November, which allow senior managers to order suspensions.

Previously, only the vice-chancellor was able to suspend academics.

From: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk

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