Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/662/11426

From The Socialist newspaper, 16 March 2011

Defend jobs and education at Newcastle College

Newcastle College is threatening to sack 171 workers, including 124 teaching staff. Elaine Brunskill spoke to an instructor, a Unison trade union member, from the college.

Staff found out about the redundancy plans when they received an email from the college. This sent a shock-wave amongst workers and students. The instructor explained this was quickly followed by material from the University and College Union (UCU).

Leaflets and material put out on the internet by UCU explained how the college is blaming austerity cuts, however last year the college made a surplus of 6 million. Also, just days before the redundancy plans were put out, the college announced plans for a new building.

The instructor told how staff at the college, with the threat of being made redundant hanging over them, were shocked to hear that the principal, Jackie Fisher, received a whopping 32% pay increase last year. According to UCU this took her pay for 2009/2010 to 259,772, making her one of the highest-paid principals in the country.

Furthermore, the instructor pointed out that this generosity was also shown to the leadership team who have been awarded up to 100,000 each. He said: "How can these people justify this while workers are being sacked?"

He went on to explain the impact all this will have on thousands of students who will not be able to access education, just at a time when youth unemployment is soaring.

Workers and students will fight to defend jobs and education at Newcastle college and will be looking to the trade unions, including Unison, to take a lead.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 16 March 2011:


Anti-cuts campaign

Defend jobs and services: Protest 26 March

Building the battle against the cuts - now and beyond 26 March

Campaigning against all cuts and privatisation

Save our NHS!


Socialist Party news and analysis

Hutton's plans mean savage cuts - Fight to defend your pension!

Vote for a socialist alternative

Huge protests against job insecurity

The rich get richer - by another $1 trillion

Wisconsin occupation

Yahya victory

Hunger strike


Youth fight for jobs

March from Jarrow with Youth Fight for Jobs

Save our youth services

For real jobs not exploitation

Review: Classroom Warriors


Socialist Party workplace news

Northern Ireland: Broad left gains in union elections

Privatisation threat to the blood service?

Defend jobs and education at Newcastle College

Action called off by Birmingham bin workers

Left victory in building workers' union

Support the UCU strike


International socialist news and analysis

Japan: Tsunami results in misery for millions

Workers hit hard by earthquake and tsunami

Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories: "We'll struggle like in Egypt"

Tunisia: 'You come back - we come back'

Saudi troops to suppress Bahrain protesters


Socialist Party campaigns

Thousands protest against Lib Dems in Sheffield

Protester challenges Lib Dem MP to debate

Students want to protest too

Thatcher was no heroine

Lively discussion at LGBT meeting

Leeds: Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrate International Workers' Day in the Socialist with a May Day greeting


 

Home   |   The Socialist 16 March 2011   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Newcastle:

triangleRMT strikes against removal of train guards spreads

triangleFar-right thrown out of Newcastle

triangleNorthern Pride's a success

triangleNewcastle tenants demand answers

triangleNewcastle: fresh faces and the fight in Labour

Jobs:

triangleNationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

trianglePCS ballots members to send message to government: scrap the pay cap

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleBoeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

Education:

triangleStriking back against the sackers' charter at Leeds University

triangleSchools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

triangleNasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

College:

triangleUniversity of Leeds workers walk out

triangleFreshers week campaigning reports

Students:

triangleSocialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

18/10/17

Art

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

18/10/17

Democratic rights

Conference on state spies and sabotage: who's watching who?

18/10/17

Council

Sheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

18/10/17

South West Wales

Hundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

18/10/17

NHS

Uprising to save the NHS!

18/10/17

Socialism

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

18/10/17

East London

No cuts - hands off King George A&E!

18/10/17

North London

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

18/10/17

Leeds

Striking back against the sackers' charter at Leeds University

18/10/17

BAE

Nationalise to save jobs at BAE Systems

18/10/17

Royal Mail

Workers' anger increases after Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

18/10/17

Schools

Schools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

18/10/17

PCS

PCS ballots members to send message to government: scrap the pay cap

18/10/17

Swansea

Socialist Students 'welcome' Hillary Clinton to Swansea

18/10/17

Local government

Unite local government sector plans strike ballot

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

triangle11 Oct CWU fights court attempt to stop national strike

triangle11 Oct The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against...

triangle11 Oct Catalonia: Workers can finish what Puigdemont won't

triangle6 Oct Boeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

triangle4 Oct The nasty party turns on itself... but the Tories must be driven out

More ...

triangle18 Oct Warrington & St Helens Socialist Party: 1917-2017; the October Russian Revolution

triangle18 Oct Hackney Socialist Party: 100 years ago - the Bolshevik-led revolution

triangle18 Oct Tower Hamlets Socialist Party: Capitalism in Crisis - is Corbyn the answer?

triangle19 Oct Waltham Forest Young Socialists: Deaths in police custody

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2