The IWGB has learnt that the University of London plans to outsource a swathe of Student Central staff to current catering contractor Aramark.
This includes staff working in the bar, kitchen and the Lunchbox cafe as well as some reception workers.
Aramark already have a fearsome reputation at the University for cost-cutting, enforcing zero-hour contracts and discouraging union involvement, and these plans seem set to increase their presence still further.
The IWGB has sought to ascertain the plans for Student Central for some time, with the UoL hiding behind their usual ‘recognised unions’ only defence. As ever, those who suffer are the staff, whose opportunities to query and challenge these developments have thus been restricted.
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