Wiltshire College has threatened to sack staff to meet government conditions for a loan. The University and College Union (@UCU) today (Friday) said the conditions were ‘offensive’, and fly in the face of government promises to support colleges as part of the levelling up agenda.
The University and College Union (@UCU) today (Wednesday) said government plans to get students home for Christmas were welcome but flaws in the guidance were a sad reflection of a government that has consistently failed to move fast enough to contain Covid. The union was responding to plans for a student travel window from 3 to 9 December in which students will return home from university.
@UCU and @NUSuk issue joint statement calling on universities to move online where possible for new English lockdown
The University and College Union (UCU) and the National Union of Students (NUS) have said that the government's failure to instruct universities to move to online learning where possible would put public health at risk.