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Glyndwr Staff Protest Over Proposed Job Cuts

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Mar 21st, 2014.

Staff at Glyndwr staged a protest outside the University this morning against proposed job cuts.

This morning around 20 members of staff protested outside the Wrexham campus, holding signs that said ‘Show Us Some Respect’ and ‘Too Little Too Late’.

UCU (University and College Union) and Unison have said that 10% of workers could face losing their jobs.

One source told Wrexham.com that a Unison meeting was held yesterday and that ‘Lots of staff have had letters for redundancy, more than expected.”

The source added: “People are being told to walk before they are pushed.”

The protest was oraganised following a meeting last month, which saw union members unianimously give a vote of ‘no confidence’ in Vice Chancellor Michael Scott.

A spokesperson for Glyndwr University said: “The University considers the proposals for change to be in its best long-term interests and that of its employees. It is committed to achieving this change through the full participation and engagement of employees.

“It urges the recognised unions to fulfil their obligation as employee representatives by ensuring that accurate information is distributed to all the employees of the University in a timely manner through appropriate channels. It is not conducive to meaningful consultation, nor is it in the best interests of those they represent, that unions engage in the publication of misleading information that harms or delays that process.

“The University has provided sufficient information to the unions to enable constructive participation in meaningful consultation.”

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