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Bournemouth academics protest at job cuts

24 September 2007 | last updated: 14 December 2015

On 21 September the board of Bournemouth University approved the compulsory redundancy of 50 academic posts. These are on top of some 70 posts lost through voluntary severance over the past two years.

UCU, which represents the threatened staff, condemned the proposed redundancies and pledged to resist them with all legal methods at their disposal

Bournemouth UCU chair Dr Kevin Moloney said: 'We are dismayed at this decision which comes as a slap in the face for hard-working and diligent staff who have striven to achieve much in recent years.

'We are united in opposition to these jobs losses and urge the board to reconsider its decision. They must draw back from the brink if they want to avoid doing irreparable damage to the university's ability to deliver its courses and attract students.'