NI Executive must take control of funding provided for higher education to ensure working-class children are not excluded
Proposals to increase fees further indefensible at a time when senior management draw six figure salaries and students are leaving with five figure debts
July 26th: Sean Smyth, Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for the union’s membership in Higher Education has sharply criticised proposals by Queens University Belfast management to raise student fees further:
“While we recognise and support the case for additional funding for our Universities, we believe that these latest management proposals make the case for the NI Executive to step in and take control of how tax payers money is being spent in our higher education institutions.
“It is completely indefensible to argue for a further substantial increase in fees while management receive inflated, six-figure salaries and students are left coping with five-figure debts. Continue reading