More strike action set to hit University of Sussex

Posted On 13 May 2010 at 8:24 am

Staff at the University of Sussex have voted in favour of further industrial action against huge cuts to staffing.

Members of the University and College Union yesterday voted in favour of escalating action in defence of jobs at Sussex.

In a separate motion, the branch also gave support to the Sussex Six, students facing disciplinary hearings following a sit-in protest against the plans to cut more than 100 jobs in early March.

A report on the UCU’s Save Sussex Education blog said: “Regarding future action, members were clear that any action must be tightly targeted and instructed the executive to report back within 7 days with detailed plans.

“The branch also called for a wider academic boycott of the University should the threat of compulsory redundancies not be withdrawn.”

Full motions (as amended by the meeting) can be downloaded here.

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