Staff and students have united against cuts, as the management of Liverpool City College continue to attack the conditions of staff.
Financial mismanagement has led to the college being put into administered status. Education provision at the College has been undermined by the management, who have sacked three union reps, and left students without tutors by terminating contracts.
The University and College Union (UCU) passed a vote of no confidence in the management, saying that:
“members had worked hard to improve provision at the college and ensure the best possible experience for students, but had been let down by poor leadership and financial mismanagement at the top.
The administered status has shown that there are failures of the Executive and the Board for not providing sufficient financial oversight; as you know UCU have expressed concerns for the lack of transparency for over two years.
These failings should not be felt by staff and students of this College. We will campaign to prevent any further cuts to the provision.”
Staff and students are protesting outside the Arts Centre, on Myrtle Street, at 12.30 every day this week.
Image: arts students protest