petition in support of local UCU branch Sec

Dave Muritu has accepted a financial settlement after a failed vote for strike action at the college.

 He is now working as a TU Regional Officer.


 Sandwell College sacked UCU branch secretary Dave Muritu for gross misconduct after he wrote on a poster promoting the controversial Prevent programme. Muritu apologised for his actions but, although the college acknowledged that his actions didn’t bring the institution into disrepute, he was summarily dismissed. UCU believes such a heavy-handed and disproportionate response from the college had to be down to Muritu’s trade union activities.

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There was a  demonstration of 150 on Saturday 22nd June outside Sandwell College, Spon Lane, West Bromwich 
New UCU general secretary Jo Grady and many others were there to call on Sandwell College for Dave’s reinstatement.

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