Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will hold a rally tomorrow to defend jobs in Liverpool University health and life sciences that remain under threat, after concerted collective action saved a large proportion of the positions targeted for redundancy by the university’s administration.
UCU has been involved in industrial action for months, after an overwhelming vote among UCU members across the university in favour of strike action, to defend 47 staff – in the health sector during a pandemic – and all but two of the jobs have already been saved, but the solidarity of staff and students has remained strong to defend the two staff still under threat.
UCU’s rally takes place on Monday 9 August at noon – and the union’s general secretary Jo Grady has announced that former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a ‘good friend’ of UCU and education staff, will speak at the rally:
If you live on Merseyside or are otherwise able to attend, make sure to get to University Square before noon to show support for UCU members – and to fight an attack on education and jobs that will spread to campuses around the country if the bean counters are able to force through job cuts in Liverpool.
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