Middlesex University plans to cut around 300 posts, spread across academic and admin staff. There are no guarantees at this stage that some of these job losses will not be compulsory. Unison members among admin staff and UCU members among academic staff have voted for a one-day strike in protest against the job cuts. The strike is on Tuesday 4 October.
There will be picket lines from 8-10am at the Hendon, Trent Park and Archway campuses.
The students’ union is closing its offices in solidarity and officers will join the picket lines to explain the issues to students.
To send a message of support to the Unison branch, email UNISON1@mdx.ac.uk. The Unison branch has a blog: http://mdxbranchlines.blogspot.com.
To send a message of support to the UCU branch, email the branch secretary John Hammond: J.Hammond@mdx.ac.uk.