Strike at Brighton’s City College

Strike at college

Strike at college

First published in News

A COLLEGE principal has said the decision by union members to strike today is “inconveniencing students at a crucial time”.

Lynn Thackway, principal and chief executive of City College Brighton and Hove, has said she understands the decision by members of the University of College Union to strike but said it was “regrettable”.

She said: “Although we understand the position of UCU members in regards to proposed changes to staffing at the college and fully respect their right to strike, it’s regrettable that this strike is inconveniencing students at a crucial time in the academic year and is also occurring while the consultation process is ongoing and its final outcome is yet to be confirmed.”

Union members are striking over cuts the college is making as it tries to find £1.5 million worth of savings.

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7:14pm Tue 10 Jun 14

PETE OF QUEENS PARK says...

Good luck and best wishes to the strikers they are striking as a last resort to safeguard their own jobs and a future for the students.
Good luck and best wishes to the strikers they are striking as a last resort to safeguard their own jobs and a future for the students. PETE OF QUEENS PARK
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1:25pm Wed 11 Jun 14

nemenator says...

Oh dear, can't The Argus report on both sides of the fence? We know why a previous article was so one-sided. Not enough money is a lame excuse.
Oh dear, can't The Argus report on both sides of the fence? We know why a previous article was so one-sided. Not enough money is a lame excuse. nemenator
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