UCU declares academic boycott of Goldsmiths over job cuts

UCU today announced a global academic boycott of Goldsmiths, University of London over the institution’s plans to cut jobs. Staff at Goldsmiths are already undertaking a marking boycott in a dispute over management’s attempt to sack more than one in six academic staff.

With Goldsmiths and its boss Professor Frances Corner refusing to back down from these devastating plans, UCU’s Higher Education Committee (HEC) has approved escalation to an academic boycott, beginning today.

This means the union is calling on members, university workers, trade unionists, and supporters worldwide not to: 

  • apply for any advertised jobs at Goldsmiths 
  • speak at or organise academic or other conferences at Goldsmiths 
  • give lectures at Goldsmiths 
  • accept positions as visiting professors or researchers at Goldsmiths 
  • accept new contracts as external examiners for taught courses at Goldsmiths.

Further details can be found here

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