Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Our Future, Our Fight - sign the NUS petition on college funding

13 December 2011 
The UNISON Scottish FE committee strongly supports the National Union of Students (NUS) Campaign concerning the funding of colleges. Please sign their petition and get your members to sign this petition.

Colleges have been severely hit by the funding cuts, losing 30% in 3 years. This has already led to substantial job losses and a poorer service to students and things are going to get worse. In this time of high unemployment, particularly in young people, the colleges play a vital role in getting people prepared and trained for the job market.

We already know that:
  • there have been over 1000 job losses
  • many courses have been cut
  • there are less students in colleges
  • the support students gets is decreasing so staying in college is becoming increasingly more difficult
  • many of our members in colleges are not even paid the living wage
Colleges play a vital role in our communities, so please sign the petition. When you sign, your MSPs will be automatically emailed. Make sure they know that the slashing of college budgets is unacceptable.

Thank you for your support

Emma Phillips, Regional Organiser, UNISON Scotland FE Committee

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