Mon, 18/03/2013 - 20:09

National demo against privatisation | University of Sussex | Monday 25 March 2013

COME down for 1pm and join in the LARGEST demonstration (so far) against privatisation at Sussex University, and to show that universities nationwide are NOT FOR SALE!

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IF coming from outside of Brighton, please organise a coach to come down from your local area. Stay in the occupation the night before and if you please, stay for a celebration afterwards...

Free coach from London.

With encroaching privatisation across campuses, we need to stand up and make it heard: OUR UNIVERSITY IS NOT FOR SALE!

more details to follow, including speakers, but get planning!

The University is a Factory - SHUT IT DOWN!


On March the 25th, students and staff at the University of Sussex will be marching across the campus to oppose plans to sell off essential services to private companies. 235 staff are at risk of lowered wages, worsened working conditions and pensions, whilst students face unaccountable services run in the interests of profit.

Going on since May 2012, the campaign has seen mass demonstrations of students and staff coming together to push the university to stop the Great Sussex Sell-Off. The University community has continuously come together to oppose these proposals, with an ongoing occupation of the Bramber House Conference Center that started on the 7th of February.

The privatisation of universities and their services are part of the wider agenda of the marketisation of higher education. The fight against privatisation is a fight for education and public services. The University of Sussex is currently at the forefront of what is set to be a national trend of services being privatised to the detriment of staff, students and society at large. An injury to one is an injury to all!