Huge cuts are planned across the Hull College Group, of which Harrogate College is part of. On hearing about these cutbacks, Harrogate Socialist Party has sent the following message of support to UCU and Unison members at Harrogate College who are fighting these cut backs. Socialist Party members in Hull are also involved in campaigning against the cuts to the college there through their leadership of Hull TUC.
Dear UCU and Unison members at Harrogate College,
Socialist party members in Harrogate are alarmed to hear about the plans to cut 231 staff of 30% of the workforce across the Hull College Group including at Harrogate College. One of our comrades from the Leeds Socialist Party branch met some of your members at the recent Yorkshire & Humber TUC conference in Harrogate and relayed info and your leaflet back to us.
We understand you have already had a lunchtime protest and we will fully support any further actions staff and/or students take part in. We are happy to publicise any activties you may organise in the campaign against the cuts and hope to join you on them.
Yours in solidarity,
Harrogate Socialist Party