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.


7,450 Yasmin Meah Trade union rep Unison
7,449 Tony Phillips London Fire Brigade UNISON End this outrageous victmisation of a trade unionist for the "crime" of being effective and protesting against racism!
7,448 Melanie Powell WAC unite community This is totally outrageous what’s been done to dave
7,447 Elena Simon University of Sheffield The Prevent strategy is racist. This is just a fact.
7,446 Sean Harrison Gateshead College
7,445 Jae-Llane Ditchburn University of Cumbria
7,444 David Lawrence Brighton
7,443 Martin Ogilvie Erdington
7,442 Mel Poole Erdington
7,441 Richard Bradley Sandwell
7,440 Kayla Barram University of Manchester
7,439 Norman Niblock Punitive punishment for working for a union is outrageous.
7,438 Konstanze Spohrer Liverpool Hope University
7,437 Babs Anderson Merseyside Liverpool
7,436 Sarah Black Liverpool Hope University
7,435 Gabby MacPherson Lancaster
7,434 Evgenij Belikov
7,433 Gill Goodswen Neu
7,432 Alexander Palmer London London
7,431 Jeremy Herbert Keele University
7,430 Linda Benson The City of Liverpool College
7,429 David Kinder This feels like victimisation.
7,428 Lou Robson What a heavy handed overreaction. I hope David can be reinstated.
7,427 Andrew Coburn Essex
7,426 Jayne Lee East Riding College I agree with the argument for David to be reinstated
7,425 Ian Cuthbert
7,424 Sergio Ruiz Cayuela Coventry University
7,423 R C P Wells
7,422 Timothy Millington Staffordshire
7,421 Susan Hobster Staffordshire Newcastle
7,420 Georgia Churchman UEA Norwich
7,419 jason parmar lambeth college reinstate immediately!
7,418 Beverley Messerli Lambeth College
7,417 Giovanna Colombetti university of Exeter
7,416 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?
7,415 Clare Bennett London
7,414 Rebecca Macklin University of Leeds
7,413 Louisa Stratton University of Aberdeen
7,412 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.
7,411 Rosalind Garton University of St. Andrews
7,410 Keeva Farrelly Durham University
7,409 Bryan Rynne
7,408 Anjana Choudhuri Swansea University
7,407 Margaret Ingram City of Bristol College racial stereotypes ar not appropriate
7,406 Kirsty Priestley Leeds
7,405 Margaret Petrie Midlothian Edinburgh
7,404 Elaine Smith University of Nottingham
7,402 Ellie Clement Leeds Beckett University
7,401 Paola Botham Birmingham City University
7,400 Christine MacLeod University of Bristol
7,399 geraint evans West Yorkshire Leeds
7,398 Nicola Morrison Merseyside
7,397 Tse-Hui Teh University College London
7,396 Michael Perfect Liverpool John Moores University Shame on you Sandwell College.
7,395 Maeve Carey Belfast Prevent is a racist policy and sacking someone for opposing it is racism
7,394 Sarah S Greater London Heavy-handed indeed.
7,393 Tricia Turner Knowsley Community College Liverpool
7,392 Tim Green UCL
7,391 Rosalind Collier Somerset Bristol
7,390 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?
7,389 Steve Fisher Cardiff
7,388 John Jordan Liverpool Hope University
7,387 Lee McFarlane Other Leyland
7,386 William Lester UWL, London
7,385 Mary Howell Retired
7,384 Poppy Malone South Devon College
7,383 Rob Gawthrop
7,382 Veronica Grant University of Wolverhampton
7,381 Liz Stainforth University of Leeds
7,380 Roxanne Khan UCLAN
7,379 susan mcpherson Sheffield Hallam
7,378 Professor Black Stirling University
7,377 Meredith Miller Cardiff University
7,376 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
7,375 Amar Behera
7,374 Stuart Price De Montfort University An outrageous injustice that needs redress
7,373 James Chiriyankandath London London
7,372 Michel Wahome Oxford Internet Institute
7,371 Philip Schwyzer Devon Exeter
7,370 Nicole Blum UCL
7,369 Allison Drew University of York
7,368 Caragh Wells Bristol/Bristol/England
7,367 Hannah Durkin Newcastle University
7,366 Alexandra Cleland Aberdeen University
7,365 Julie Herniman University of Southampton
7,364 Joanne Fallows The Open University
7,363 Geoff King Brunel University London
7,362 Danielle Johnson
7,361 Arushi Garg Sheffield
7,360 Francesca Cioni University of York
7,359 Barbara Henderson Leeds Beckett University
7,358 Rebecca Rees UCL
7,357 Bev Forsythe-Cheasley Bristol
7,356 Ragesh Khakhria National Education Union
7,355 Heather Logue University of Leeds
7,354 Rhiannon Owen Sheffield College, Sheffield, South Yorkshire An unnecessary, aggressive and inflammatory action by the employer - bullying
7,353 Delsey Machando New City Redbridge College
7,352 Shazad Amin MEND
7,351 Michael Hogan City of Liverpool College
7,350 Susanne Jones City Liverpool college
7,349 Thomas Schlichter UCL
7,348 Ruth Webb Dorset Dorchester
7,347 Anna Courcha-Guidolin city & Islington college
7,346 Amy Blenkiron Sheffield
7,345 Stephen Adegbite Peterborough Regional College (University Centre Peterborough)
7,344 Prof Jane Wheelock Newcastle University
7,343 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
7,342 Thomas Davenport Aston University Birmingham
7,341 Petra Grigat- Bradley Wolverhampton
7,340 Philip Lidiard Surrey Guildford
7,339 Philip Brown Hertfordshire WATFORD
7,338 Jo Saunders Strathclyde university nonsense overreaction to a justified comment about a pseudoscientific program
7,337 Ross McAdam UCU RETIRED London
7,336 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.
7,335 Tony Barnsley Sandwell General UNISON Branch
7,334 Anna Waldstein University of Kent
7,333 Helen Druiff Cambridge Regional College
7,332 Ryan Burns University of Brighton
7,331 Kate George University of Bradford
7,330 susan Sayce UEA
7,329 Nick Caddick Anglia Ruskin University
7,328 Gregory Tate University of St Andrews
7,327 Howard Giles University of Winchester
7,326 Natalie Hempel University of Exeter
7,325 Katie Dow Cambridge
7,324 Fionn Stevenson The University of Sheffield, Yorkshire This is a worrying over-reaction on behalf of the college. I support David's immediate reinstatement.
7,323 Joe Bangs
7,322 Patrick McGovern London School of Economics & Political Science I support the reinstatement of David Muritu.
7,321 Daniel Nucinkis Imperial College London
7,320 Donna Chambers University of Sunderland
7,319 Niall Moody Abertay University
7,318 Richmond Adjei West Midlands
7,317 Amina Alyal West Yorkshire Leeds
7,316 Jost Migenda University of Sheffield
7,315 Shaun Regan Belfast
7,314 Jaime Peschiera UAL London
7,313 Melanie Pownall-Harris Hertfordshire
7,312 Victoria Redclift Ucl
7,311 Amy Brack Leeds City College
7,310 Olusunmola Osinubi
7,309 Mark Colpus University of Greenwich Pontefract
7,308 Melanie Levick-Parkin
7,307 Anne Hurren Leeds
7,306 Kerry Jenkins Unite Solidarity Dave and you have the support of the many.
7,305 Graham Brackstone retired/WestSussex The Struggle Continues
7,304 Robert Moore (retired) Aspects of the Prevent Strategy _are_ deeply racist.
7,303 Di Lister Open UNiversity
7,302 Susan Hobbs Derby university
7,301 Chris Freeman University of Southampton
7,300 Vicki Ryf Goldsmiths
7,299 Stephen Deane Bcu
7,298 robert cattley huddersfield university
7,297 Andy Fugard Birkbeck College
7,296 Stephen McKenna University of Dundee
7,295 Sarah Parkes Newman University
7,294 Peter Bartlett ex UOP Hampshire
7,293 Murray Fraser University College London, UK
7,292 Robert Evans Oxford U
7,291 Rona Cran
7,290 Nele Jensen Kcl
7,289 Carmel Egan Open University
7,288 Helen Hills University of York YORK
7,287 Gavin Schwartz-Leeper University of Warwick
7,286 Scott Massie Liverpool Hope University
7,285 James Igoe Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
7,284 Julie Tanner Queen Mary
7,283 Dave Hemprich-Bennett University of Oxford
7,282 Ashley Woodward University of Dundee
7,281 Barry Jones UCU London
7,280 Frederik Pedersen University of Aberdeen
7,279 Sean Ledwith York College
7,278 Alison Torn Leeds Trinity University
7,277 Stella Power Socialist Educational Association MANCHESTER
7,276 Soudabeh Ananisarab Birmingham City University
7,275 Mike Wilson Totally disproportionate action by employer
7,274 Corinne Fowler East Midlands Leicester
7,273 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.
7,272 Rod Whitworth
7,271 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.
7,270 Tracy Wood Unison Regional officer
7,269 John Pearson Unite Greater Manchester Community branch
7,268 Carolyn Greig Swansea University Sandwell could inprove its reputation considerably by reviewing and reversing this regrettable decison
7,267 Farah Ahmed County (optional)
7,266 Gail Read west midlands
7,265 Kate Fradley North Wales
7,264 Rosalynne Birch CITB
7,263 Heidy Kempe-Bottcher retired from The Manchester College
7,262 Rose Yates support worker This action us completely out of proportion and shows poor leadership.
7,261 Kathleen Crotty Retired members
7,260 Wajid Ali West Midlands
7,259 Dawn Taylor Cheshire Cheshire
7,258 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
7,257 Alice Bennett Liverpool Hope University
7,256 Jamie Brown
7,255 Lawrence Leason New City College
7,254 Chris Little
7,253 Juliet Glennie London
7,252 Shauna Hope University of Bristol
7,251 Martin Fergie University of Manchester
7,250 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.
7,249 Eliza Lass Student
7,248 Dawn McRae University of Aberdeen/ HSRU
7,247 Neil Hart City and Islington College London
7,246 Nick Lawson City & lslington Sixth Form College NEU
7,245 Vina Bragadina Ucl - London
7,244 Phillip Minns Northbrook Met Writing on a poster is a public and peaceful form of protest. Shouldn't be punished.
7,243 Khalida Huq Manchester Disgraceful
7,242 Tim Packer Durham University
7,241 Rhod Fiorini UCL
7,240 Stephen Grant City and Islington 6th Form College
7,239 Nahee Kang KCL
7,238 Bobby Evans City and Islington Sixth Form College
7,237 Adrienne Moffat London
7,236 Mike Govender City and islington sixth form college
7,235 Sajib Rashid City & Islington Sixth Form College, London
7,234 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..
7,233 Hamja Ahsan Other London
7,232 Ruth Dar
7,231 Nazmia Jamal City & Islington Sixth Form Centre
7,230 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!
7,229 Anne Webber City of Westminster college London
7,228 Laila Kadiwal IOE
7,227 Diana Wichelhaus Hull Training and Adult Education
7,226 Joe McGinnis Teesside University
7,225 Sarah Watson-Jones Aberystwyth University Sems like a wholly disproportionate response!
7,224 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.
7,223 Susan Kondakor University of Sheffield
7,222 Hannah Quirk King's College London
7,221 Patricia Smith York
7,220 Patrick Cairns St Andrews
7,219 Ayesha Ahmad Manchester
7,218 Sanne Weber University of Birmingham Birmingham
7,217 Shabnam Kulsoom Uddin Manchester
7,216 Patrick Ward University of Leeds
7,215 Sonja Curtis UCL
7,214 Natalie Scown
7,213 John Munro University of Birmingham
7,212 Khadijah Saeed
7,211 Ayesha Ahmad
7,210 Benjamin Carradine
7,209 M Abdul Leicester Unfair
7,208 Hassan Mahmud The punishment is completely disproportionate which makes the proceeding suspect and potentially unsafe.
7,207 Ghislaine Mouysset
7,206 Raj Tiwary
7,205 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.
7,204 Sophie Humphries
7,203 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.
7,202 C Critchley Stockport Dave spoke at Stand Up to Racism conference in Manchester. What an inspiration.
7,201 Jennifer Warren London College of Fashion This victimisation is a disgrace - David should be reinstated immediately
7,200 Anne-Marie Le Gall Anglesey, Wales
7,199 Elaine Ellen Retired Open University
7,198 Patricia McGrath NI
7,197 Damian Gallagher Ulster Reinstate David now!!
7,196 Carlos Grijalva Eternod University College London
7,195 Elisabeth Wielander Aston University
7,194 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.
7,193 Martyn Fortune Rhondda Cynon Taf Cwmdare
7,192 Irina Vladimirova Mobile Planetarium, South Yorkshire
7,191 Evgeny Shinder University of Sheffield
7,190 Lawrence Warner King's College London
7,189 Wenny Teo The Courtauld Institute of art
7,188 Beatrice Smyth Queen's University Belfast Belfast
7,186 Lisa Donlan University of Manchester
7,185 Carola Addington West London College
7,184 Stephen Roulston Ulster University
7,183 Neil Thomas University of Birmingham
7,182 Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan University of Cambridge
7,181 Maarten van Hardenbroek Newcastle University
7,180 Savvas Voutyras Bournemouth University
7,179 Charles Cowan King’s College London
7,178 judith bryan University of Roehampton
7,177 sheeba joshy
7,176 Steven Hayles University of Leicester
7,175 Aoileann Ni Mhurchú The university of Manchester
7,174 Steve Kirk University of Sheffield
7,173 Emma Hall colegsirgar
7,172 Brian Spencer University of Brighton
7,171 Darren Awang Coventry university Rugby
7,170 Federica Frabetti University of Roehampton
7,169 Aness Webster University of Nottingham
7,168 Stephen Leggett
7,167 Ruth Squire Sheffield Hallam University
7,166 Gavin Alexander University of Cambridge
7,165 Catharine Russell University of Portsmouth
7,164 Michael J Higgins retired from Waltham Forest College Clearly, the dismissal seems disproportionate and unjustified.
7,163 Jane Wright University of Bristol What an extremely disproportionate and aggressive decision. Reinstate Dave Muritu now!
7,162 ryan ottridge university of birmingham
7,161 Sal Habboub
7,160 Jo Lampard UCL
7,159 Laura Waite Liverpool Hope University Outrageous!
7,158 viv jones UCL
7,157 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
7,156 Vicky Palmer NTU
7,155 Amy Downing University of Leeds
7,154 Anne Kavanagh University of Essex Colchester
7,153 Mark Fenton-O'Creevy Open University
7,152 Rob Anderson University of Exeter
7,151 Andreas Wernecke
7,150 Sean Ferrier Manchester Metropolitan
7,149 Ian Terry
7,148 Stephen Bero University of Surrey
7,147 Nicholas Hewlett University of Warwick The college's response is clearly disproportionate and grossly unjust
7,146 Steven Picksley University of Bradford Bradford
7,145 Paul Wilson Belfast
7,144 Melanie Brunner Univesity of Leeds
7,143 Catriona Heaton Aston University
7,142 Esther Tyldesley University of Edinburgh
7,141 Johanna Davies Swansea A very disproportionate response in my view.
7,140 Mick Kavanagh University of Essex
7,139 Harun Khan Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
7,138 Keith Faulkner University of Sheffield Peaceful protest must not be punished.
7,137 Anthony M Byrne Shipley College
7,136 Caroline Clarke
7,135 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.
7,134 Benjamin Costello University of Birmingham
7,133 Catherine Lawrence Bridgwater and Taunton College
7,132 Nicole Devarenne University of Dundee Solidarity with David Muritu
7,131 Mark Ellingsen University of Bristol
7,130 Dorothy Amos National Education Union Hastings
7,129 Ian Beeby Cambridge Standing up to to racism should be rewarded not attacked. But is anypone really surprised considering our present racizast government
7,128 Sarah Riley Aberystwyth
7,127 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.
7,126 Juli H
7,125 Alex Caldwell Barking & Dagenham College Whatever one’s thoughts on Prevent, sacking is a ridiculously disproportionate response.
7,124 Karen Patel Birmingham City University
7,123 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.
7,122 Petar Momcilovic Worcester Sandwell college management out of order
7,121 Chris Rowell London South Bank University Good luck Dave!
7,120 Ben Lockley The Wordsley School Dave is very nice and caring and he shouldn’t lose his job for looking out for others.
7,119 Bertie Russell New Forest UNISON
7,118 John Peters West Midlands Retired Member (Honorary Life Member) It happened to me
7,117 louis shillam codsall community high school just do it
7,116 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
7,115 Gwenhivir Wyatt-Moon University of Cambridge
7,114 Jane Jobling I think David Muritu should be reinstated
7,113 Robert Mouat St George's Hospital
7,112 Neil Conlock Lancashire
7,111 Richard Bannister Birmingham
7,110 Ceinwen Hilton
7,109 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.
7,108 Tim Floyd
7,107 Nadia Hafedh LSE London
7,106 Patricia Cooke Sandwell College
7,105 Sarah Brady
7,104 Nikesh Solanki University of Manchester
7,103 Celia Hutchison
7,102 Frank Brady
7,101 Azim Hajee Self employed Proud to support this first class trade unionist!
7,100 Ian Day London
7,099 Diane Langford University of Kent I support Dave because I know the Prevent programme is racist and must be opposed.
7,098 Manchester SUTR Stand Up To Racism Greater Manchester Full support and solidarity from all of us
7,097 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.
7,096 Jill Daniels University of East London
7,095 Christina Downes Retired. Bradford.
7,094 Karen Wilson Unite member
7,093 Craig McEwan University of Exeter
7,092 Robert Davies Cardiff This is so unjust, reinstate Dave
7,091 Julia Guarneri University of Cambridge This is clear retaliation against a union representative; David Muritu has done nothing that merits this dismissal.
7,090 Jordy Lea City University
7,088 Gary Shatford Unite/swp 100% behind daves actions
7,087 Simon Strange Birmingham
7,086 Abigail Gulliver University of Birmingham
7,085 Phil Brady
7,084 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.
7,083 Lucretia Packgam Retired lecturer Sacking is a disproportionate response to the actions of Dave Mauritians in regard to an offensive college policy
7,082 Andy Stafford University of Leeds
7,081 Andrew Millington University of Edinburgh
7,080 Raymond Long SWP UAF +SUTR
7,079 Michael Crawford University of Bristol
7,078 Melanie Jenner NEU
7,077 Richard Pitham-Cole Suffolk New College
7,076 Carol Fuller Suffolk New College
7,075 Ian Cook University of Exeter
7,074 Delcan Downes GMB Union
7,073 Kate Tobin University of Wolverhampton
7,072 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.
7,071 Mark Weinstein Nottingham Trent University
7,070 Patricia Vallely Belfast Metropolitan College
7,069 Sharon Leslie GMB
7,068 Carl Fox University of Leeds
7,067 Deborah Clarke NHS Other factors than those given obviously in play. Shame on you Sandwell College.
7,066 Katy Day Leeds Beckett University
7,065 Claire Rattray University of Glasgow
7,064 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
7,063 Hester Fairclough
7,062 Neil Kirkham Gonville and Caius College Library, Cambridge
7,061 Martin Wills Warwick
7,060 Sonia Cabrera
7,059 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!
7,058 Adam Branch University of Cambridge
7,057 Ben Davis South east
7,056 Angela Coley South & City College, Birmingham
7,055 Nathan Erskine University of Cumbria
7,054 Andrew Nickson University of Birmingham Birmingham
7,053 Joe Sutliff Sanders Cambridge
7,052 Jo Allen School Lichfield
7,051 Zakariya Cochrane
7,050 claudia campbell Care through the millenium
7,049 Duncan Morrison Lewisham NEU
7,048 Eleanor Roberts University of Roehampton London
7,047 Eleni Michalopoulou The University of Liverpool
7,046 Paul Tarrago UAL
7,045 Stephen Dee Uclan
7,044 Phil Yeats University of Westminster
7,043 anne robinson
7,042 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.
7,041 Rae Noronha
7,040 Adrian Pritchard Coventry
7,039 Hugh Dunkerley University of Chichester Brighton
7,038 Susan Jewell Retired resident of Sandwell
7,036 Catherine Christian W Mids Birmingham
7,035 Audrey Aurus
7,034 Linnéa Markgren Birmingham This is disproportionate. A warning should suffice, and I find it hard to imagine other factors did not come into play.
7,033 Lara Coffey Warwickshire Birmingham
7,032 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.
7,031 Helen Kinnaird Birmingham
7,030 Steve Hanson Greater Manchester Manchester
7,029 Elizabeth Gould London This reeks of someone being sacked because they’re an effective union rep; just using a feeble excuse
7,028 Sahara Ismail
7,027 Ele Lamb Tower Hamlets teacher
7,026 Tom Oberst
7,025 Fiona Donald The Manchester College
7,024 Charlotte Mulliner The Open University
7,023 Maria Mason King's College London
7,022 Fay Block London
7,021 Jessica Kelly UCA
7,020 Charles Moonstone
7,019 Tanja van Mourik University of St Andrews
7,018 Touseef Mir UEA The mistake can be forgiven, expulsion as a punishment is a bit harsh.
7,017 Peter Golding MPhil BA CertEd [formerly]City College, Plymouth Good luck with this campaign
7,016 Sally Carter Manchester Please reinstate this man
7,015 Nicholas Sofroniou University of Warwick The punishment is excessive, an apology has been made, Dave Muritu should now be reinstated.
7,014 Claire Hastie Birmingham This dismissal is entirely unfair
7,013 Miriam Kent UEA Earlham Road
7,012 Penny Spikins Univ of york
7,011 Samantha Davis West Yorkshire Wakefield
7,009 Sally Hardwick Nottingham College
7,007 Michael Chopping College of West Anglai
7,006 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.
7,005 Simon Schoenbuchner University of Cambridge
7,004 Aravinda Guntupalli
7,003 Peri Bradley Bournemouth University
7,002 marina collard Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance
7,001 Louise Obara De Montfort University
7,000 Sarah Kilpatrick Tyne and Wear NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
6,999 Karen Reynolds None Halifax
6,998 Patrice Haynes Liverpool Hope University A disproportionate response to the action in question. It puts the college in a very poor light.
6,997 Nikki Ellen Sheffield
6,996 Karen Chance Midlands
6,995 Derek Hird Patently disproportionate act by the College. David Muritu should be reinstated immediately.
6,994 Huw Pryce
6,993 Richmond Adjei New City College00
6,992 Treasa De Loughry University of Exeter
6,991 Kenneth Band
6,990 Katerina Vrablikova University of Bath
6,989 Ruth Adams King's College London
6,988 Jonas Rademacker University of Bristol
6,987 david green
6,986 Robin Rice University of Edinburgh
6,985 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!
6,984 E V Brack University of Sheffield
6,983 james wood Fife UK
6,982 Tom Hoctor University of Bedfordshire, Luton
6,981 Rodrigo Vega
6,980 Matthew Gobey manchester Metropolitan University
6,979 Deborah Jackson University of Edinburgh
6,978 Michael Tucker West Midlands This action by the management is bringing Sandwell College into disrepute by its inn tempered over reaction to this incident.
6,977 Candice Morey
6,976 Timothy Wilson University of Dundee
6,975 Sharon Kivland Sheffield Hallam University
6,974 Anna Laing University of Sussex
6,973 David Woods Nottingham Trent University
6,972 Mark Jackson Barnet and Southgate College
6,971 Ryan Sperry
6,970 Martin Simpson University of the West of England, Bristol
6,969 Sarah Jones Dundee
6,968 Chris Lesser Coleg LLandrillo. Rhos on Sea. Colwyn Bay
6,967 Yasmine Sabri Aston University
6,966 John Carr University of Cambridge
6,965 Martin Dupras Bath Spa University
6,964 Pat Devine Manchester University
6,963 Neil Davey University of Bristol
6,962 Nick Andon King's College London
6,961 Linda Morrice University of Sussex
6,960 Jason Scott-Warren University of Cambridge
6,959 Dario Spano Warwick
6,958 Olga Mitterfellner University of the Arts London Please re-instate David Muritu! Free speech is a British value.
6,957 Mick Jardine Hampshire Winchester
6,956 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.
6,955 Mark Toogood University of Central Lancashire
6,954 Carol David Daniel City, University of London
6,953 Barry Calder Retired
6,952 Matthew Minnitt Teesside University
6,951 Kathryn Chadwick MMU