Protests over changes at University of Sussex

The Argus: Protests at the University of Sussex Protests at the University of Sussex

Union members at the University of Sussex took to the campus to protest about the privatisation of some services.

They say bosses have not told them which companies it is speaking to about running its catering, estates and facilities and conference services.

The changes will mean 235 staff will be transferred to private firms.

The unions described the current bidding process as “poorly considered and secretive” and called on the university to start consulting properly with staff.

Protesters handed out flyers outside the Arts Piazza Café at the university as well as holding placards.

 

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8:05pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

Do these pesky students do anything but moan and protest?

If they're not assaulting MPs then they are whinging about things which do not warrant a whinge.

What they need to do is get a bath and stop thinking all because they are studying a pointless subject like Sociology or Drama that they are making a difference.

I, for one, am so glad these unwashed "academics" are now paying fees - that'll learn 'em.
Do these pesky students do anything but moan and protest? If they're not assaulting MPs then they are whinging about things which do not warrant a whinge. What they need to do is get a bath and stop thinking all because they are studying a pointless subject like Sociology or Drama that they are making a difference. I, for one, am so glad these unwashed "academics" are now paying fees - that'll learn 'em. Algeria Touchshriek

6:59am Fri 23 Nov 12

BURIRAM says...

Maybe the union members are staff of the canteens and not students.
Maybe the union members are staff of the canteens and not students. BURIRAM

10:50am Fri 23 Nov 12

PorkBoat says...

Turn the hoses on them!
Turn the hoses on them! PorkBoat

11:18am Fri 23 Nov 12

Numi says...

It's the staff not the students protesting. Their jobs are going to be outsourced and the people with them. That then puts them at risk of pay and condition changes and job cuts after any protected period agreed with the new employer. These aren't highly paid academics, just the not very well paid service staff who hold everything together and keep the University working.
It's the staff not the students protesting. Their jobs are going to be outsourced and the people with them. That then puts them at risk of pay and condition changes and job cuts after any protected period agreed with the new employer. These aren't highly paid academics, just the not very well paid service staff who hold everything together and keep the University working. Numi

9:20am Sat 24 Nov 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

The staff should have set up their own company and tendered for business.
The staff should have set up their own company and tendered for business. Maxwell's Ghost

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