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Ballot opens over 141 redundancies at Hull College

21 September 2016

Members of UCU at Hull College are being balloted for strike action in a row over job losses.

The college plans to make 141 redundancies, which come on top of recent rounds of redundancies that have already seen 385 jobs lost since 2011.

The latest plans will result in up to 60 lecturers losing their jobs and see all three college nurseries closed. Jobs will also go in essential services including the library, learning support and IT.

The union said the plans have made a mockery of the college's promise after the last round of redundancies that there would not be the need for further job losses in the near future. The ballot will close on Friday 30 September.

UCU regional official, Julie Kelley, said: 'This is an outrageous attack on hardworking and dedicated staff. There is a lot of anger amongst staff who believe the college management is rushing into yet more job losses without fully considering alternative options.

'Almost 400 jobs have already gone in the last five years and it is ludicrous of the college to think that more front-line cuts will do anything other than further diminish the student experience.'

 

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