World renowned research NGO Corporate Watch has today released a damning report into the University of London’s outsourcing plans.
Outsourced workers at the University of London have been campaigning for an end to outsourcing since September 2017. Despite countless strikes, protests and a boycott of the university which was launched last year, the university has only agreed to bring in-house around 35 of a total of more than 250 outsourced workers that work at its premises.
The Corporate Watch report found that:
- the university has substantial cash reserves, with £45 million in the bank.
- financial problems used by management to argue against in-housing have been a direct result of their own expansion strategy.
- many of the staff at the consultancy chosen to review the costs of in-housing used to work for outsourcing companies.
- The University of London has refused our Freedom of Information request for a copy of that review. Similar reviews by other universities found in-housing would not be significantly more expensive.
The report can be found here.
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Emiliano Mellino, press officer