University of Bristol UCU expresses its solidarity with Warwick UCU in its ‘Save Our Statue’ Campaign.
Warwick University’s statute reforms, the repealing of current provisions for redundancy, discipline and dismissal, effectively making it both quicker and easier to sack academics, are a blow to academic freedom and job security at Warwick University and Higher Education in general.
They represent yet another example of a UK university’s callous disregard as regards protecting staff from the whims of unaccountable academic management.
Warwick’s disgraceful institutional behavior in the Docherty affair in 2014-15 clearly did not serve as much of a lesson.
Bristol UCU asks that the reforms are withdrawn as soon as possible and joins with its sister Warwick branch in advocating the continuance of the current Statute 24 at Warwick
Warwick UCU is very grateful to have received this statement of solidarity from Bristol UCU.