Reinstate David Muritu

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.

Dave has now reached a settlement with Sandwell College. Thank you to everyone who offered their vocal support to Dave and trade unionists everywhere.


7,448 Yasmin Meah Trade union rep Unison
7,447 Tony Phillips London Fire Brigade UNISON End this outrageous victmisation of a trade unionist for the "crime" of being effective and protesting against racism!
7,446 Melanie Powell WAC unite community This is totally outrageous what’s been done to dave
7,445 Elena Simon University of Sheffield The Prevent strategy is racist. This is just a fact.
7,444 Sean Harrison Gateshead College
7,443 Jae-Llane Ditchburn University of Cumbria
7,442 David Lawrence Brighton
7,441 Martin Ogilvie Erdington
7,440 Mel Poole Erdington
7,439 Richard Bradley Sandwell
7,438 Kayla Barram University of Manchester
7,437 Norman Niblock Punitive punishment for working for a union is outrageous.
7,436 Konstanze Spohrer Liverpool Hope University
7,435 Babs Anderson Merseyside Liverpool
7,434 Sarah Black Liverpool Hope University
7,433 Gabby MacPherson Lancaster
7,432 Evgenij Belikov
7,431 Gill Goodswen Neu
7,430 Alexander Palmer London London
7,429 Jeremy Herbert Keele University
7,428 Linda Benson The City of Liverpool College
7,427 David Kinder This feels like victimisation.
7,426 Lou Robson What a heavy handed overreaction. I hope David can be reinstated.
7,425 Andrew Coburn Essex
7,424 Jayne Lee East Riding College I agree with the argument for David to be reinstated
7,423 Ian Cuthbert
7,422 Sergio Ruiz Cayuela Coventry University
7,421 R C P Wells
7,420 Timothy Millington Staffordshire
7,419 Susan Hobster Staffordshire Newcastle
7,418 Georgia Churchman UEA Norwich
7,417 jason parmar lambeth college reinstate immediately!
7,416 Beverley Messerli Lambeth College
7,415 Giovanna Colombetti university of Exeter
7,414 Francis Woods City of Liverpool College It would seem that the incident has been used to sack David for successful campaigns he has run against the management of the college. If a government scheme is deemed to vilify a section of society should we not voice our concerns?
7,413 Clare Bennett London
7,412 Rebecca Macklin University of Leeds
7,411 Louisa Stratton University of Aberdeen
7,410 Naomi Phillips Solihull College and University Centre Totally disproportionate, whatever your views on Prevent or on whether the the staff member's action was right or wrong. Trade union victimisation must stop.
7,409 Rosalind Garton University of St. Andrews
7,408 Keeva Farrelly Durham University
7,407 Bryan Rynne
7,406 Anjana Choudhuri Swansea University
7,405 Margaret Ingram City of Bristol College racial stereotypes ar not appropriate
7,404 Kirsty Priestley Leeds
7,403 Margaret Petrie Midlothian Edinburgh
7,402 Elaine Smith University of Nottingham
7,400 Ellie Clement Leeds Beckett University
7,399 Paola Botham Birmingham City University
7,398 Christine MacLeod University of Bristol
7,397 geraint evans West Yorkshire Leeds
7,396 Nicola Morrison Merseyside
7,395 Tse-Hui Teh University College London
7,394 Michael Perfect Liverpool John Moores University Shame on you Sandwell College.
7,393 Maeve Carey Belfast Prevent is a racist policy and sacking someone for opposing it is racism
7,392 Sarah S Greater London Heavy-handed indeed.
7,391 Tricia Turner Knowsley Community College Liverpool
7,390 Tim Green UCL
7,389 Rosalind Collier Somerset Bristol
7,388 cecile remy UCL Institute of Education research conducted at UCL (eg Dr T. Younis) clearly shows how discriminated against NHS staff of muslim religion feels. So why is this comment backed by strong evidence is being used to silence David?
7,387 Steve Fisher Cardiff
7,386 John Jordan Liverpool Hope University
7,385 Lee McFarlane Other Leyland
7,384 William Lester UWL, London
7,383 Mary Howell Retired
7,382 Poppy Malone South Devon College
7,381 Rob Gawthrop
7,380 Veronica Grant University of Wolverhampton
7,379 Liz Stainforth University of Leeds
7,378 Roxanne Khan UCLAN
7,377 susan mcpherson Sheffield Hallam
7,376 Professor Black Stirling University
7,375 Meredith Miller Cardiff University
7,374 Julia Modern University of Cambridge This is an utterly disproportionate response to an act done in a moment of frustration about what is, indeed, a racist policy
7,373 Amar Behera
7,372 Stuart Price De Montfort University An outrageous injustice that needs redress
7,371 James Chiriyankandath London London
7,370 Michel Wahome Oxford Internet Institute
7,369 Philip Schwyzer Devon Exeter
7,368 Nicole Blum UCL
7,367 Allison Drew University of York
7,366 Caragh Wells Bristol/Bristol/England
7,365 Hannah Durkin Newcastle University
7,364 Alexandra Cleland Aberdeen University
7,363 Julie Herniman University of Southampton
7,362 Joanne Fallows The Open University
7,361 Geoff King Brunel University London
7,360 Danielle Johnson
7,359 Arushi Garg Sheffield
7,358 Francesca Cioni University of York
7,357 Barbara Henderson Leeds Beckett University
7,356 Rebecca Rees UCL
7,355 Bev Forsythe-Cheasley Bristol
7,354 Ragesh Khakhria National Education Union
7,353 Heather Logue University of Leeds
7,352 Rhiannon Owen Sheffield College, Sheffield, South Yorkshire An unnecessary, aggressive and inflammatory action by the employer - bullying
7,351 Delsey Machando New City Redbridge College
7,350 Shazad Amin MEND
7,349 Michael Hogan City of Liverpool College
7,348 Susanne Jones City Liverpool college
7,347 Thomas Schlichter UCL
7,346 Ruth Webb Dorset Dorchester
7,345 Anna Courcha-Guidolin city & Islington college
7,344 Amy Blenkiron Sheffield
7,343 Stephen Adegbite Peterborough Regional College (University Centre Peterborough)
7,342 Prof Jane Wheelock Newcastle University
7,341 Robin Tankard Newcastle College (NSCG) FBV and 'Prevent' are fundmentally flawed policies that will be swept away in a shorter time than David Muritu's career
7,340 Thomas Davenport Aston University Birmingham
7,339 Petra Grigat- Bradley Wolverhampton
7,338 Philip Lidiard Surrey Guildford
7,337 Philip Brown Hertfordshire WATFORD
7,336 Jo Saunders Strathclyde university nonsense overreaction to a justified comment about a pseudoscientific program
7,335 Ross McAdam UCU RETIRED London
7,334 Mumtaz Ali N/A David Muritu was my college tutor 20 years ago and I always remembered him to be polite, respectful and courteous. What he did was in support of a community that is being unfairly targeted and curbing their right, I believe to practise their faith without prejudice. David did apologise and he has still remains dismissed. Seems like other things are going on.
7,333 Tony Barnsley Sandwell General UNISON Branch
7,332 Anna Waldstein University of Kent
7,331 Helen Druiff Cambridge Regional College
7,330 Ryan Burns University of Brighton
7,329 Kate George University of Bradford
7,328 susan Sayce UEA
7,327 Nick Caddick Anglia Ruskin University
7,326 Gregory Tate University of St Andrews
7,325 Howard Giles University of Winchester
7,324 Natalie Hempel University of Exeter
7,323 Katie Dow Cambridge
7,322 Fionn Stevenson The University of Sheffield, Yorkshire This is a worrying over-reaction on behalf of the college. I support David's immediate reinstatement.
7,321 Joe Bangs
7,320 Patrick McGovern London School of Economics & Political Science I support the reinstatement of David Muritu.
7,319 Daniel Nucinkis Imperial College London
7,318 Donna Chambers University of Sunderland
7,317 Niall Moody Abertay University
7,316 Richmond Adjei West Midlands
7,315 Amina Alyal West Yorkshire Leeds
7,314 Jost Migenda University of Sheffield
7,313 Shaun Regan Belfast
7,312 Jaime Peschiera UAL London
7,311 Melanie Pownall-Harris Hertfordshire
7,310 Victoria Redclift Ucl
7,309 Amy Brack Leeds City College
7,308 Olusunmola Osinubi
7,307 Mark Colpus University of Greenwich Pontefract
7,306 Melanie Levick-Parkin
7,305 Anne Hurren Leeds
7,304 Kerry Jenkins Unite Solidarity Dave and you have the support of the many.
7,303 Graham Brackstone retired/WestSussex The Struggle Continues
7,302 Robert Moore (retired) Aspects of the Prevent Strategy _are_ deeply racist.
7,301 Di Lister Open UNiversity
7,300 Susan Hobbs Derby university
7,299 Chris Freeman University of Southampton
7,298 Vicki Ryf Goldsmiths
7,297 Stephen Deane Bcu
7,296 robert cattley huddersfield university
7,295 Andy Fugard Birkbeck College
7,294 Stephen McKenna University of Dundee
7,293 Sarah Parkes Newman University
7,292 Peter Bartlett ex UOP Hampshire
7,291 Murray Fraser University College London, UK
7,290 Robert Evans Oxford U
7,289 Rona Cran
7,288 Nele Jensen Kcl
7,287 Carmel Egan Open University
7,286 Helen Hills University of York YORK
7,285 Gavin Schwartz-Leeper University of Warwick
7,284 Scott Massie Liverpool Hope University
7,283 James Igoe Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
7,282 Julie Tanner Queen Mary
7,281 Dave Hemprich-Bennett University of Oxford
7,280 Ashley Woodward University of Dundee
7,279 Barry Jones UCU London
7,278 Frederik Pedersen University of Aberdeen
7,277 Sean Ledwith York College
7,276 Alison Torn Leeds Trinity University
7,275 Stella Power Socialist Educational Association MANCHESTER
7,274 Soudabeh Ananisarab Birmingham City University
7,273 Mike Wilson Totally disproportionate action by employer
7,272 Corinne Fowler East Midlands Leicester
7,271 Mahesan Niranjan University of Southampton He was wrong to write on a displayed poster, I agree. He has apologised for this trespass. Sacking is totally out of proportionate.
7,270 Rod Whitworth
7,269 John Clark retired; Unite and Labour Party member There has not been enough publicity about the criticism of Prevent, which programme has fostered Islamophobia and often failed to tackle right wing terrorism.
7,268 Tracy Wood Unison Regional officer
7,267 John Pearson Unite Greater Manchester Community branch
7,266 Carolyn Greig Swansea University Sandwell could inprove its reputation considerably by reviewing and reversing this regrettable decison
7,265 Farah Ahmed County (optional)
7,264 Gail Read west midlands
7,263 Kate Fradley North Wales
7,262 Rosalynne Birch CITB
7,261 Heidy Kempe-Bottcher retired from The Manchester College
7,260 Rose Yates support worker This action us completely out of proportion and shows poor leadership.
7,259 Kathleen Crotty Retired members
7,258 Wajid Ali West Midlands
7,257 Dawn Taylor Cheshire Cheshire
7,256 Lynn Horsnett UNISON Places of Education should be setting examples not responding in away to disadvantage someone in very tense times who obviously feels there is racism in the organisation. After 25 years the employer should have chosen to find out the reasons behind this behaviour and support their teacher. The employers response is very severe and underserved. Please rethink set a caring reponse and reinstate
7,255 Alice Bennett Liverpool Hope University
7,254 Jamie Brown
7,253 Lawrence Leason New City College
7,252 Chris Little
7,251 Juliet Glennie London
7,250 Shauna Hope University of Bristol
7,249 Martin Fergie University of Manchester
7,248 Heike Golightly David seems a sincere and hard working individual. I respect a man who loves justice and is not afraid to speak out. This is a country where free speech still exists, and boundaries need to be negotiated. Please reinstate him.
7,247 Eliza Lass Student
7,246 Dawn McRae University of Aberdeen/ HSRU
7,245 Neil Hart City and Islington College London
7,244 Nick Lawson City & lslington Sixth Form College NEU
7,243 Vina Bragadina Ucl - London
7,242 Phillip Minns Northbrook Met Writing on a poster is a public and peaceful form of protest. Shouldn't be punished.
7,241 Khalida Huq Manchester Disgraceful
7,240 Tim Packer Durham University
7,239 Rhod Fiorini UCL
7,238 Stephen Grant City and Islington 6th Form College
7,237 Nahee Kang KCL
7,236 Bobby Evans City and Islington Sixth Form College
7,235 Adrienne Moffat London
7,234 Mike Govender City and islington sixth form college
7,233 Sajib Rashid City & Islington Sixth Form College, London
7,232 Martin Cartwright City, University of London I do not agree with the comment David wrote on the poster but the action taken by Sandwell College appears wildly disproportionate. I call for Sandwell College to reinstate David or explain their decision..
7,231 Hamja Ahsan Other London
7,230 Ruth Dar
7,229 Nazmia Jamal City & Islington Sixth Form Centre
7,228 Sebastian Friston UCL The motivations of Sandwell are shamelessly transparent. Sandwell should be ashamed of not pushing back on PREVENT, not for having a good rep!
7,227 Anne Webber City of Westminster college London
7,226 Laila Kadiwal IOE
7,225 Diana Wichelhaus Hull Training and Adult Education
7,224 Joe McGinnis Teesside University
7,223 Sarah Watson-Jones Aberystwyth University Sems like a wholly disproportionate response!
7,222 Nicholas Chavasse Exeter There is clearly no grounds for dissmissal, and the situation waranted a verbal or written warning at most. Please reinstate David Muritu immediately. The Prevent programme is deserving of dissent and criticism, and his stand and statement is an important one.
7,221 Susan Kondakor University of Sheffield
7,220 Hannah Quirk King's College London
7,219 Patricia Smith York
7,218 Patrick Cairns St Andrews
7,217 Ayesha Ahmad Manchester
7,216 Sanne Weber University of Birmingham Birmingham
7,215 Shabnam Kulsoom Uddin Manchester
7,214 Patrick Ward University of Leeds
7,213 Sonja Curtis UCL
7,212 Natalie Scown
7,211 John Munro University of Birmingham
7,210 Khadijah Saeed
7,209 Ayesha Ahmad
7,208 Benjamin Carradine
7,207 M Abdul Leicester Unfair
7,206 Hassan Mahmud The punishment is completely disproportionate which makes the proceeding suspect and potentially unsafe.
7,205 Ghislaine Mouysset
7,204 Raj Tiwary
7,203 CLARE SAMBROOK freelance journalist Sandwell College's treatment of David is bringing the institution into disrepute. Prevent is a harmful & ill-conceived project and David was right to critique it.
7,202 Sophie Humphries
7,201 Stephen Smith Brunel University It is very important that our union pushes back against brisk and brutal university managements. Forthright resistance will temper and reverse existing employer dispositions which have tended to harden under a 'managerialist' (hierarchical) culture.
7,200 C Critchley Stockport Dave spoke at Stand Up to Racism conference in Manchester. What an inspiration.
7,199 Jennifer Warren London College of Fashion This victimisation is a disgrace - David should be reinstated immediately
7,198 Anne-Marie Le Gall Anglesey, Wales
7,197 Elaine Ellen Retired Open University
7,196 Patricia McGrath NI
7,195 Damian Gallagher Ulster Reinstate David now!!
7,194 Carlos Grijalva Eternod University College London
7,193 Elisabeth Wielander Aston University
7,192 Sarah Davies University of Salford A hugely disproportionate response. David is morally right. Evidence indeed shows that Prevent is a racist strategy which is also ineffective in detecting radicalisation.
7,191 Martyn Fortune Rhondda Cynon Taf Cwmdare
7,190 Irina Vladimirova Mobile Planetarium, South Yorkshire
7,189 Evgeny Shinder University of Sheffield
7,188 Lawrence Warner King's College London
7,187 Wenny Teo The Courtauld Institute of art
7,186 Beatrice Smyth Queen's University Belfast Belfast
7,184 Lisa Donlan University of Manchester
7,183 Carola Addington West London College
7,182 Stephen Roulston Ulster University
7,181 Neil Thomas University of Birmingham
7,180 Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan University of Cambridge
7,179 Maarten van Hardenbroek Newcastle University
7,178 Savvas Voutyras Bournemouth University
7,177 Charles Cowan King’s College London
7,176 judith bryan University of Roehampton
7,175 sheeba joshy
7,174 Steven Hayles University of Leicester
7,173 Aoileann Ni Mhurchú The university of Manchester
7,172 Steve Kirk University of Sheffield
7,171 Emma Hall colegsirgar
7,170 Brian Spencer University of Brighton
7,169 Darren Awang Coventry university Rugby
7,168 Federica Frabetti University of Roehampton
7,167 Aness Webster University of Nottingham
7,166 Stephen Leggett
7,165 Ruth Squire Sheffield Hallam University
7,164 Gavin Alexander University of Cambridge
7,163 Catharine Russell University of Portsmouth
7,162 Michael J Higgins retired from Waltham Forest College Clearly, the dismissal seems disproportionate and unjustified.
7,161 Jane Wright University of Bristol What an extremely disproportionate and aggressive decision. Reinstate Dave Muritu now!
7,160 ryan ottridge university of birmingham
7,159 Sal Habboub
7,158 Jo Lampard UCL
7,157 Laura Waite Liverpool Hope University Outrageous!
7,156 viv jones UCL
7,155 Philip Marshall Bishop Auckland College Another example of looking to rush to use nefariously what might be seen as a rash but sincere protest - condemn, don't discuss, FE 2019
7,154 Vicky Palmer NTU
7,153 Amy Downing University of Leeds
7,152 Anne Kavanagh University of Essex Colchester
7,151 Mark Fenton-O'Creevy Open University
7,150 Rob Anderson University of Exeter
7,149 Andreas Wernecke
7,148 Sean Ferrier Manchester Metropolitan
7,147 Ian Terry
7,146 Stephen Bero University of Surrey
7,145 Nicholas Hewlett University of Warwick The college's response is clearly disproportionate and grossly unjust
7,144 Steven Picksley University of Bradford Bradford
7,143 Paul Wilson Belfast
7,142 Melanie Brunner Univesity of Leeds
7,141 Catriona Heaton Aston University
7,140 Esther Tyldesley University of Edinburgh
7,139 Johanna Davies Swansea A very disproportionate response in my view.
7,138 Mick Kavanagh University of Essex
7,137 Harun Khan Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
7,136 Keith Faulkner University of Sheffield Peaceful protest must not be punished.
7,135 Anthony M Byrne Shipley College
7,134 Caroline Clarke
7,133 Ashley Chhibber University of Nottingham Even if the Prevent programme were not racist as David claims - and I firmly believe it is - this is clearly a disproportionate punishment and abuse of power from Sandwell College.
7,132 Benjamin Costello University of Birmingham
7,131 Catherine Lawrence Bridgwater and Taunton College
7,130 Nicole Devarenne University of Dundee Solidarity with David Muritu
7,129 Mark Ellingsen University of Bristol
7,128 Dorothy Amos National Education Union Hastings
7,127 Ian Beeby Cambridge Standing up to to racism should be rewarded not attacked. But is anypone really surprised considering our present racizast government
7,126 Sarah Riley Aberystwyth
7,125 Shaherazad Umbreen Birmingham Standing up for peace should not be a sacakable offence. Thank you for what you did David. You are brave. You are kind. You are right.
7,124 Juli H
7,123 Alex Caldwell Barking & Dagenham College Whatever one’s thoughts on Prevent, sacking is a ridiculously disproportionate response.
7,122 Karen Patel Birmingham City University
7,121 Hannah Wilkinson Keele University Prevent legislation and the practices it seeks to enforce must be challenged at every opportunity. I stand in solidarity with David, who has done nothing more than speak truth - amid a context of denial and hostile exclusion.
7,120 Petar Momcilovic Worcester Sandwell college management out of order
7,119 Chris Rowell London South Bank University Good luck Dave!
7,118 Ben Lockley The Wordsley School Dave is very nice and caring and he shouldn’t lose his job for looking out for others.
7,117 Bertie Russell New Forest UNISON
7,116 John Peters West Midlands Retired Member (Honorary Life Member) It happened to me
7,115 louis shillam codsall community high school just do it
7,114 Floyd Codlin Birkbeck Student Union Anti-Racist/Anti-Fascist Officer (Personal Capacity) What David wrote was a statement of fact that anyone whose had to deal with the Prevent program could have born out and said
7,113 Gwenhivir Wyatt-Moon University of Cambridge
7,112 Jane Jobling I think David Muritu should be reinstated
7,111 Robert Mouat St George's Hospital
7,110 Neil Conlock Lancashire
7,109 Richard Bannister Birmingham
7,108 Ceinwen Hilton
7,107 Henry Edeko The John Roan. London Shame on Sandwell College Leadership. Since when have writing on a poster become a sackable offence. It just shows their poverty of thought and leadership. Reinstate Dave now.
7,106 Tim Floyd
7,105 Nadia Hafedh LSE London
7,104 Patricia Cooke Sandwell College
7,103 Sarah Brady
7,102 Nikesh Solanki University of Manchester
7,101 Celia Hutchison
7,100 Frank Brady
7,099 Azim Hajee Self employed Proud to support this first class trade unionist!
7,098 Ian Day London
7,097 Diane Langford University of Kent I support Dave because I know the Prevent programme is racist and must be opposed.
7,096 Manchester SUTR Stand Up To Racism Greater Manchester Full support and solidarity from all of us
7,095 Angela Shortt RMT Retired My complete solidarity with David Muritu. No need to apologise for calling out PREVENT as racist - a spying programme dressed up as a respectable part of school life, it has to go. Alarming to see a TU rep victimised in order to quosh his part in the progress of salary and T&Cs, so nasty.Respect to the UCU for backing David - all unions must join this fight.
7,094 Jill Daniels University of East London
7,093 Christina Downes Retired. Bradford.
7,092 Karen Wilson Unite member
7,091 Craig McEwan University of Exeter
7,090 Robert Davies Cardiff This is so unjust, reinstate Dave
7,089 Julia Guarneri University of Cambridge This is clear retaliation against a union representative; David Muritu has done nothing that merits this dismissal.
7,088 Jordy Lea City University
7,086 Gary Shatford Unite/swp 100% behind daves actions
7,085 Simon Strange Birmingham
7,084 Abigail Gulliver University of Birmingham
7,083 Phil Brady
7,082 Nigel Green Hyde Park, Central London Reinstate David now! Defend trade union rights and freedom of speech for for union reps. Anyway, the Prevent strategy is next to useless and a good excuse to spy on people.
7,081 Lucretia Packgam Retired lecturer Sacking is a disproportionate response to the actions of Dave Mauritians in regard to an offensive college policy
7,080 Andy Stafford University of Leeds
7,079 Andrew Millington University of Edinburgh
7,078 Raymond Long SWP UAF +SUTR
7,077 Michael Crawford University of Bristol
7,076 Melanie Jenner NEU
7,075 Richard Pitham-Cole Suffolk New College
7,074 Carol Fuller Suffolk New College
7,073 Ian Cook University of Exeter
7,072 Delcan Downes GMB Union
7,071 Kate Tobin University of Wolverhampton
7,070 John Archer University of Central Lancashire I'd never heard of Sandwell College, but in a negative way. It would seem that the management are bringing the college's name into disrepute by their actions.
7,069 Mark Weinstein Nottingham Trent University
7,068 Patricia Vallely Belfast Metropolitan College
7,067 Sharon Leslie GMB
7,066 Carl Fox University of Leeds
7,065 Deborah Clarke NHS Other factors than those given obviously in play. Shame on you Sandwell College.
7,064 Katy Day Leeds Beckett University
7,063 Claire Rattray University of Glasgow
7,062 Joel Kosminsky Greater London This is an extreme response for an expression of challenge to a policy which risks damaging both students and their tutors
7,061 Hester Fairclough
7,060 Neil Kirkham Gonville and Caius College Library, Cambridge
7,059 Martin Wills Warwick
7,058 Sonia Cabrera
7,057 Tania Manyuira Sandwell College We should all get behind this protest as David has been targeted for his influence in the Union and as an activist in the community more so than the graffiti which he already apologised for. The College's way of handling this issue was over the top and management should come out and be honest on the real issue why they singled David out!
7,056 Adam Branch University of Cambridge
7,055 Ben Davis South east
7,054 Angela Coley South & City College, Birmingham
7,053 Nathan Erskine University of Cumbria
7,052 Andrew Nickson University of Birmingham Birmingham
7,051 Joe Sutliff Sanders Cambridge
7,050 Jo Allen School Lichfield
7,049 Zakariya Cochrane
7,048 claudia campbell Care through the millenium
7,047 Duncan Morrison Lewisham NEU
7,046 Eleanor Roberts University of Roehampton London
7,045 Eleni Michalopoulou The University of Liverpool
7,044 Paul Tarrago UAL
7,043 Stephen Dee Uclan
7,042 Phil Yeats University of Westminster
7,041 anne robinson
7,040 Jennet Thomas University of the Arts London, Wimbledon College of arts completely outrageous! It is in fact this action of dismissing the Union rep that brings the College into disrepute- acting like a totalitaian state, it's shameful.
7,039 Rae Noronha
7,038 Adrian Pritchard Coventry
7,037 Hugh Dunkerley University of Chichester Brighton
7,036 Susan Jewell Retired resident of Sandwell
7,034 Catherine Christian W Mids Birmingham
7,033 Audrey Aurus
7,032 Linnéa Markgren Birmingham This is disproportionate. A warning should suffice, and I find it hard to imagine other factors did not come into play.
7,031 Lara Coffey Warwickshire Birmingham
7,030 Kathryn Marsh Kings Heath How utterly ridiculous that he should be dismissed. It sounds like the whole thing has been blown completely out of proportion and that the college authorities were just just looking for a way to get rid of him.
7,029 Helen Kinnaird Birmingham
7,028 Steve Hanson Greater Manchester Manchester
7,027 Elizabeth Gould London This reeks of someone being sacked because they’re an effective union rep; just using a feeble excuse
7,026 Sahara Ismail
7,025 Ele Lamb Tower Hamlets teacher
7,024 Tom Oberst
7,023 Fiona Donald The Manchester College
7,022 Charlotte Mulliner The Open University
7,021 Maria Mason King's College London
7,020 Fay Block London
7,019 Jessica Kelly UCA
7,018 Charles Moonstone
7,017 Tanja van Mourik University of St Andrews
7,016 Touseef Mir UEA The mistake can be forgiven, expulsion as a punishment is a bit harsh.
7,015 Peter Golding MPhil BA CertEd [formerly]City College, Plymouth Good luck with this campaign
7,014 Sally Carter Manchester Please reinstate this man
7,013 Nicholas Sofroniou University of Warwick The punishment is excessive, an apology has been made, Dave Muritu should now be reinstated.
7,012 Claire Hastie Birmingham This dismissal is entirely unfair
7,011 Miriam Kent UEA Earlham Road
7,010 Penny Spikins Univ of york
7,009 Samantha Davis West Yorkshire Wakefield
7,007 Sally Hardwick Nottingham College
7,005 Michael Chopping College of West Anglai
7,004 Jude Williams University of Birmingham I fully support David’s reinstation. This has been an unfair over-reaction by the College which should be over-turned.
7,003 Simon Schoenbuchner University of Cambridge
7,002 Aravinda Guntupalli
7,001 Peri Bradley Bournemouth University
7,000 marina collard Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance
6,999 Louise Obara De Montfort University
6,998 Sarah Kilpatrick Tyne and Wear NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
6,997 Karen Reynolds None Halifax
6,996 Patrice Haynes Liverpool Hope University A disproportionate response to the action in question. It puts the college in a very poor light.
6,995 Nikki Ellen Sheffield
6,994 Karen Chance Midlands
6,993 Derek Hird Patently disproportionate act by the College. David Muritu should be reinstated immediately.
6,992 Huw Pryce
6,991 Richmond Adjei New City College00
6,990 Treasa De Loughry University of Exeter
6,989 Kenneth Band
6,988 Katerina Vrablikova University of Bath
6,987 Ruth Adams King's College London
6,986 Jonas Rademacker University of Bristol
6,985 david green
6,984 Robin Rice University of Edinburgh
6,983 Ken MacKinnon Open University, Applied Linguistics Gross misconduct - comment on a poster? Come off it, Mr Principal who do you think you are - free speech!
6,982 E V Brack University of Sheffield
6,981 james wood Fife UK
6,980 Tom Hoctor University of Bedfordshire, Luton
6,979 Rodrigo Vega
6,978 Matthew Gobey manchester Metropolitan University
6,977 Deborah Jackson University of Edinburgh
6,976 Michael Tucker West Midlands This action by the management is bringing Sandwell College into disrepute by its inn tempered over reaction to this incident.
6,975 Candice Morey
6,974 Timothy Wilson University of Dundee
6,973 Sharon Kivland Sheffield Hallam University
6,972 Anna Laing University of Sussex
6,971 David Woods Nottingham Trent University
6,970 Mark Jackson Barnet and Southgate College
6,969 Ryan Sperry
6,968 Martin Simpson University of the West of England, Bristol
6,967 Sarah Jones Dundee
6,966 Chris Lesser Coleg LLandrillo. Rhos on Sea. Colwyn Bay
6,965 Yasmine Sabri Aston University
6,964 John Carr University of Cambridge
6,963 Martin Dupras Bath Spa University
6,962 Pat Devine Manchester University
6,961 Neil Davey University of Bristol
6,960 Nick Andon King's College London
6,959 Linda Morrice University of Sussex
6,958 Jason Scott-Warren University of Cambridge
6,957 Dario Spano Warwick
6,956 Olga Mitterfellner University of the Arts London Please re-instate David Muritu! Free speech is a British value.
6,955 Mick Jardine Hampshire Winchester
6,954 Kenneth Moffat University of Strathclyde While I agree that David Muritu's action was not appropriate, he has apologised and firing him is grossly disproportionate.
6,953 Mark Toogood University of Central Lancashire
6,952 Carol David Daniel City, University of London
6,951 Barry Calder Retired
6,950 Matthew Minnitt Teesside University
6,949 Kathryn Chadwick MMU