Via Goldsmiths UCU. Please sign the petition links at the bottom.
The UCU Branch at Manchester Met is under attack. First, Christine Vie (assistant Branch Sec and NEC member till last year) was made compulsorily redundant. Time after time she was treated differently from the other 8 colleagues in the same position as her, and she remains the only compulsory redundancy out of a disbanded team of 9 academics and 9 admin staff.
Now the Branch has received another attack as a second branch officer has been singled out. Professor Ian Parker has been summarily suspended from the University. Ian’s students have been tremendous and already have an online petition. This has now received over 1000 signatures from leading academics around the world, as it turns out that Ian Parker has an international academic profile. His research includes a critique of systems of power….
The UCU Branch is holding an emergency meeting tomorrow, which Ian’s students will also attend. Please send messages of support. Please sign the petition and circulate widely.
And a new petition for Christine Vie: