Staff at Lewisham Southwark College will be protesting outside the college's Lewisham Way building this afternoon from 5pm. Members of UCU are angry at plans to cut staffing costs by as much as 25%, which it says could result in the loss of 150 jobs.
UCU today welcomed commitments from the Labour party to improve careers advice for school children if it wins the election. The union said its own recent report revealed how social class and schooling influence the level of advice young people receive*.
Commenting on news that the University of Aberdeen is planning to cut 150 jobs, UCU Scotland said it was a worrying time for staff and that axing jobs would have an impact on the student experience and the university's reputation.
Two members of staff have been sacked by the University of Bolton for allegedly leaking information to the press about the vice-chancellor, George Holmes. In addition, a pro-vice-chancellor has left the university at short notice in unknown circumstances.