Liberty, equality, redundancy

UK“Are universities failing to assess the impact of job cuts on equality and on the gender and ethnic balance of staff? Universities across the country are planning drastic job cuts and as many as 6,000 university staff face the axe. The umbrella group Universities UK (UUK) insists that institutions ‘have a good track record in handling staffing changes in an open and fair way’. But union officials claim that half of those planning job cuts are breaking the law by failing to assess what impact the decisions will have …” (more)

[Anthea Lipsett, Guardian, 4 August]

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