Despite union posters asking if the Principal was actually listening being removed from noticeboards throughout the university, apparently on the orders of senior management, a dignified, silent demonstration of staff concerned about cuts went on to be held outside the Principal’s official ‘listening event’ in the staff coffee bar, today, Thursday 7th April.
The demonstrators – from all areas of the university, support staff and academic, clearly outnumbered those inside the meeting.
After 3 minutes silence symbolically facing away from the venue, staff walked back in silence to outside the Britannia building (which was referred to as having been in ‘lock-down’ for several weeks now, with an extra security guard permanently in presence, and staff needing to enter being escorted in and out). A short meeting was held outside and the convenor thanked everyone present, for the turnout and pledged the continuation of the union campaign, to ensure no compulsory redundancies would take place.”
Here’s how the demo was reported in Glasgow’s Evening Times: Silent Bid to Stop City Uni Job Cuts
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