Statement on jobs consultation at University of South Wales

Commenting on the decision by the University of South Wales to consult on restricting of staff, Pontypridd MP Owen Smith said:

“This decision to consult on possible job cuts at our university can be traced back directly to decisions taken by the Conservative UK Government.

“Similar decisions are being forced upon universities in Scotland, Southampton and London.

“The marketisation of higher education in recent years as well as the message they have sent to overseas students that they are unwelcome has had a direct impact on Welsh universities.  Brexit will only compound this.

“I’ve spoken to the university and will be meeting them and trades union colleagues in the coming days to see what I can do to help and to minimise job losses in our community.”


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