Tuesday, 8 December 2015

PETITION AGAINST THE THREAT OF COMPULSORY REDUNDANCIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN


Aberdeen Trades Union Council is encouraging all our members and affiliates to back the University and Colleges Union (UCU) and to sign the petition to urge Aberdeen University to rule out the use of compulsory redundancies and to seek alternative, more progressive methods for placing itself on a sustainable financial footing.

Click here to sign the petition.

The campaign is supported by Aberdeen Defend Education Cuts (ADEC); Aberdeen Students Against Cuts (ASAC) and Aberdeen University Students Association (AUSA).

The union is saying NO to compulsory redundancies because:

·         Through the Voluntary Severance Scheme, the University has already saved the £5.4 million they lost from funding cuts
·         The University has also generated an extra £3.2 million in additional surplus
·         It wishes to make a further £1.9 million - not due to funding cuts but for additional surplus
·         The University has refused to rule out compulsory redundancies in pursuit of their goal
·         It is highly likely that staff will be placed "at risk of redundancy" from January 2016



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