Whatever happens over the next six months or so, it’s very likely that the number of new students entering the higher education system will be down. UNISON, alongside other trade unions, students’ unions and industry watchers all recognise that this could become a major problem.
Our branch is supporting UNISON’s campaign to defend higher education with a significant financial package that will prevent universities failing and also prevent universities trying to save themselves by carrying through mass redundancies, but we’re also calling for a fundamental change in the way in which universities are funded and an end to tuition fees.
You can help start our campaigning by signing this petition.
Please also do what you can to publicise it and ask others to sign it as well.
More to follow….