Sussex Downs College teachers set to strike again

NUT Picket outside Sussex Downs College SUS-150625-094121001
NUT Picket outside Sussex Downs College SUS-150625-094121001

Teachers at Sussex Downs College are set to strike again (July 2 and 7).

Members of the National Union of Teachers will be manning a picket line at the college – and are ready to take action in the autumn term – to ‘defend jobs and oppose cuts’.

The NUT also held a strike last week, to coincide with open and taster days which it hailed as ‘very successful’.

Phil Clarke, secretary of Lewes, Eastbourne and Wealden NUT, said, “Unfortunately Sussex Downs College is pressing ahead with hugely damaging cuts are damaging education for young people.

“The NUT is committed to backing members in strike action that will continue into the autumn term if management continue on this path.

“We urge management to seriously talk to us about avoiding compulsory redundancies and protecting courses.”

Mr Clarke said that cuts were ‘undermining educational provision in Eastbourne’ and that ‘young people in Eastbourne are being denied access to properly resourced education’.

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