Solidarity with colleagues in SOAS

UCU Senate House branch would like to place on record its solidarity with our colleagues in SOAS, who are facing draconian cuts. These cuts will affect students and visiting researchers as well as staff.  Library services stand to be particularly badly affected with the potential loss of 25% of current staff. Other Professional Services teams are also facing significant changes.

We urge the management at SOAS to rethink these cuts which will have a devastating impact on jobs and services.  They will also undermine SOAS’s national and international reputation. 

Background information on the proposed cuts and their effects is here:

https://soasunion.org/news/article/6013/Library-Staff-Statement-on-SOAS-Cuts/