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University of Bolton urged to explain job cuts plans

23 October 2009

UCU today said the University of Bolton had 'jumped the gun' in announcing plans for job cuts.

The university has announced plans to axe 61 posts but the union says the university has to make a clear case for any job losses before going ahead and properly open up its books and explain its financial position.

The University of Bolton has a proven track record of working with students from non- traditional and poorer backgrounds and UCU is deeply concerned about the impact job losses will have on the local community.

UCU regional official for the North West, Martyn Moss, said: 'Members feel that management has jumped the gun in looking to make these job cuts. Redundancies should always be a last resort and the university has to open up its books and gives us the full financial picture.

'Bolton has deep links within the local the community and a proven track record of attracting students from non- traditional backgrounds.  The planned redundancies are not in the interest of staff, students or the local community.'

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