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Greens express solidarity with UCU members at Richmond upon Thames College

The Green Party Trade Union Group on Friday expressed its solidarity with UCU members at Richmond upon Thames College, who are fighting against management plans to fire workers and rehire them on worse pay, terms, and conditions.

The bosses’ plans mark another occasion on which administrators at educational institutions are using the pretext of difficult times to impose swingeing cuts on their workforce.

In a message to the UCU branch at the college, the Group’s membership officer Pete Murry said:

“No workers deserve to be treated with contempt by management through the threat of fire and rehire. Further Education is vital to prepare for a future low carbon economy, it cannot be properly run on such a shambolic and exploitative basis.

“GPTU hopes that UCU at Richmond upon Thames College will prevail against this threat.”