UMUCU is concerned at the university's plans to privatise Dryden Street Nursery, and we are meeting management to discuss these concerns. The parents of children at the nursery - many of whom are UCU members - are worried that the care of their children may be detrimentally affected. UCU strongly supports the provision of excellent childcare, enabling academic and academic-related staff to balance family and work commitments. We also support UNISON in their fight to protect the interests of current and future nursery staff against the threat posed by privatisation.
We encourage you to consider signing the petition
UMUCU Executive Committee
The University of Manchester - University and College Union
Tel: 0161 275 3080