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.


Join the national demonstration on Saturday 22 June outside Sandwell College, Spon Lane, from 12.30pm. New UCU general secretary Jo Grady and many others will be there to call on Sandwell College for Dave’s reinstatement.


Sign the petition calling for his reinstatement

We the undersigned call for the immediate reinstatement of David Muritu, UCU branch secretary and Maths lecturer, by Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education.

We reject the assertion by Sandwell College that a black member of staff writing in pen on a Prevent strategy poster that it was racist (an act which he owned and apologised fully for) constitutes gross misconduct on the grounds of ‘serious damage to College property’, ‘bringing the college into disrepute’ and ‘use of inappropriate language’ with the consequence of summary dismissal.

We note that since David arrived at the branch UCU membership has risen vastly and the branch have achieved victories on pay increments, extra holiday, the removal of punitive observation policy and last year after 5 days of strike action achieved a sector leading pay deal of 6.25% over three years. We believe that it is this strengthening of workers’ rights which has primarily guided this disproportionate act of sacking David, and that this is trade union victimisation.

Reinstate David Muritu

We the undersigned call for the immediate reinstatement of David Muritu, UCU branch secretary and Maths lecturer, by Sandwell College of Further and Higher Education.

We reject the assertion by Sandwell College that a black member of staff writing in pen on a Prevent strategy poster that it was racist (an act which he owned and apologised fully for) constitutes gross misconduct on the grounds of 'serious damage to College property', 'bringing the college into disrepute' and 'use of inappropriate language' with the consequence of summary dismissal.

We note that since David arrived at the branch UCU membership has risen vastly and the branch have achieved victories on pay increments, extra holiday, the removal of punitive observation policy and last year after 5 days of strike action achieved a sector leading pay deal of 6.25% over three years. We believe that it is this strengthening of workers’ rights which has primarily guided this disproportionate act of sacking David, and that this is trade union victimisation.

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7,442 Elena Simon University of Sheffield The Prevent strategy is racist. This is just a fact.
7,441 Sean Harrison Gateshead College
7,440 David Lawrence Brighton
7,439 Martin Ogilvie Erdington
7,438 Mel Poole Erdington
7,437 Richard Bradley Sandwell
7,436 Kayla Barram University of Manchester
7,435 Norman Niblock Punitive punishment for working for a union is outrageous.
7,434 Konstanze Spohrer Liverpool Hope University
7,433 Babs Anderson Merseyside Liverpool
7,432 Sarah Black Liverpool Hope University
7,431 Gabby MacPherson Lancaster
7,430 Evgenij Belikov
7,429 Gill Goodswen Neu
7,428 Alexander Palmer London London
7,427 Jeremy Herbert Keele University
7,426 Linda Benson The City of Liverpool College
7,425 David Kinder This feels like victimisation.
7,424 Lou Robson What a heavy handed overreaction. I hope David can be reinstated.
7,423 Andrew Coburn Essex
7,422 Jayne Lee East Riding College I agree with the argument for David to be reinstated
7,421 Ian Cuthbert
7,420 Sergio Ruiz Cayuela Coventry University
7,419 R C P Wells
7,418 Timothy Millington Staffordshire
7,417 Susan Hobster Staffordshire Newcastle
7,416 Georgia Churchman UEA Norwich
7,415 jason parmar lambeth college reinstate immediately!
7,414 Beverley Messerli Lambeth College
7,413 Giovanna Colombetti university of Exeter
7,412 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?
7,411 Clare Bennett London
7,410 Rebecca Macklin University of Leeds
7,409 Louisa Stratton University of Aberdeen
7,408 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.
7,407 Rosalind Garton University of St. Andrews
7,406 Keeva Farrelly Durham University
7,405 Bryan Rynne
7,404 Anjana Choudhuri Swansea University
7,403 Margaret Ingram City of Bristol College racial stereotypes ar not appropriate
7,402 Kirsty Priestley Leeds
7,401 Margaret Petrie Midlothian Edinburgh
7,400 Elaine Smith University of Nottingham
7,399 COLIN JONES SCCB
7,398 Ellie Clement Leeds Beckett University
7,397 Paola Botham Birmingham City University
7,396 Christine MacLeod University of Bristol
7,395 geraint evans West Yorkshire Leeds
7,394 Nicola Morrison Merseyside
7,393 Tse-Hui Teh University College London
7,392 Michael Perfect Liverpool John Moores University Shame on you Sandwell College.
7,391 Maeve Carey Belfast Prevent is a racist policy and sacking someone for opposing it is racism
7,390 Sarah S Greater London Heavy-handed indeed.
7,389 Tricia Turner Knowsley Community College Liverpool
7,388 Tim Green UCL
7,387 Rosalind Collier Somerset Bristol
7,386 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?
7,385 Steve Fisher Cardiff
7,384 John Jordan Liverpool Hope University
7,383 Lee McFarlane Other Leyland
7,382 William Lester UWL, London
7,381 Mary Howell Retired
7,380 Poppy Malone South Devon College
7,379 Rob Gawthrop
7,378 Veronica Grant University of Wolverhampton
7,377 Liz Stainforth University of Leeds
7,376 Roxanne Khan UCLAN
7,375 susan mcpherson Sheffield Hallam
7,374 Professor Black Stirling University
7,373 Meredith Miller Cardiff University
7,372 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
7,371 Amar Behera
7,370 Stuart Price De Montfort University An outrageous injustice that needs redress
7,369 James Chiriyankandath London London
7,368 Michel Wahome Oxford Internet Institute
7,367 Philip Schwyzer Devon Exeter
7,366 Nicole Blum UCL
7,365 Allison Drew University of York
7,364 Caragh Wells Bristol/Bristol/England
7,363 Hannah Durkin Newcastle University
7,362 Alexandra Cleland Aberdeen University
7,361 Julie Herniman University of Southampton
7,360 Joanne Fallows The Open University
7,359 Geoff King Brunel University London
7,358 Danielle Johnson
7,357 Arushi Garg Sheffield
7,356 Francesca Cioni University of York
7,355 Barbara Henderson Leeds Beckett University
7,354 Rebecca Rees UCL
7,353 Bev Forsythe-Cheasley Bristol
7,352 Ragesh Khakhria National Education Union
7,351 Heather Logue University of Leeds
7,350 Rhiannon Owen Sheffield College, Sheffield, South Yorkshire An unnecessary, aggressive and inflammatory action by the employer - bullying
7,349 Delsey Machando New City Redbridge College
7,348 Shazad Amin MEND
7,347 Michael Hogan City of Liverpool College
7,346 Susanne Jones City Liverpool college
7,345 Thomas Schlichter UCL
7,344 Ruth Webb Dorset Dorchester
7,343 Anna Courcha-Guidolin city & Islington college
7,342 Amy Blenkiron Sheffield
7,341 Stephen Adegbite Peterborough Regional College (University Centre Peterborough)
7,340 Prof Jane Wheelock Newcastle University
7,339 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
7,338 Thomas Davenport Aston University Birmingham
7,337 Petra Grigat- Bradley Wolverhampton
7,336 Philip Lidiard Surrey Guildford
7,335 Philip Brown Hertfordshire WATFORD
7,334 Jo Saunders Strathclyde university nonsense overreaction to a justified comment about a pseudoscientific program
7,333 Ross McAdam UCU RETIRED London
7,332 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.
7,331 Tony Barnsley Sandwell General UNISON Branch
7,330 Anna Waldstein University of Kent
7,329 Helen Druiff Cambridge Regional College
7,328 Ryan Burns University of Brighton
7,327 Kate George University of Bradford
7,326 susan Sayce UEA
7,325 Nick Caddick Anglia Ruskin University
7,324 Gregory Tate University of St Andrews
7,323 Howard Giles University of Winchester
7,322 Natalie Hempel University of Exeter
7,321 Katie Dow Cambridge
7,320 Fionn Stevenson The University of Sheffield, Yorkshire This is a worrying over-reaction on behalf of the college. I support David's immediate reinstatement.
7,319 Joe Bangs
7,318 Patrick McGovern London School of Economics & Political Science I support the reinstatement of David Muritu.
7,317 Daniel Nucinkis Imperial College London
7,316 Donna Chambers University of Sunderland
7,315 Niall Moody Abertay University
7,314 Richmond Adjei West Midlands
7,313 Amina Alyal West Yorkshire Leeds
7,312 Jost Migenda University of Sheffield
7,311 Shaun Regan Belfast
7,310 Jaime Peschiera UAL London
7,309 Melanie Pownall-Harris Hertfordshire
7,308 Victoria Redclift Ucl
7,307 Amy Brack Leeds City College
7,306 Olusunmola Osinubi
7,305 Mark Colpus University of Greenwich Pontefract
7,304 Melanie Levick-Parkin
7,303 Anne Hurren Leeds
7,302 Kerry Jenkins Unite Solidarity Dave and you have the support of the many.
7,301 Graham Brackstone retired/WestSussex The Struggle Continues
7,300 Robert Moore (retired) Aspects of the Prevent Strategy _are_ deeply racist.
7,299 Di Lister Open UNiversity
7,298 Susan Hobbs Derby university
7,297 Chris Freeman University of Southampton
7,296 Vicki Ryf Goldsmiths
7,295 Stephen Deane Bcu
7,294 robert cattley huddersfield university
7,293 Andy Fugard Birkbeck College
7,292 Stephen McKenna University of Dundee
7,291 Sarah Parkes Newman University
7,290 Peter Bartlett ex UOP Hampshire
7,289 Murray Fraser University College London, UK
7,288 Robert Evans Oxford U
7,287 Rona Cran
7,286 Nele Jensen Kcl
7,285 Carmel Egan Open University
7,284 Helen Hills University of York YORK
7,283 Gavin Schwartz-Leeper University of Warwick
7,282 Scott Massie Liverpool Hope University
7,281 James Igoe Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
7,280 Julie Tanner Queen Mary
7,279 Dave Hemprich-Bennett University of Oxford
7,278 Ashley Woodward University of Dundee
7,277 Barry Jones UCU London
7,276 Frederik Pedersen University of Aberdeen
7,275 Sean Ledwith York College
7,274 Alison Torn Leeds Trinity University
7,273 Stella Power Socialist Educational Association MANCHESTER
7,272 Soudabeh Ananisarab Birmingham City University
7,271 Mike Wilson Totally disproportionate action by employer
7,270 Corinne Fowler East Midlands Leicester
7,269 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.
7,268 Rod Whitworth
7,267 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.
7,266 Tracy Wood Unison Regional officer
7,265 John Pearson Unite Greater Manchester Community branch
7,264 Farah Ahmed County (optional)
7,263 Gail Read west midlands
7,262 Kate Fradley North Wales
7,261 Rosalynne Birch CITB
7,260 Heidy Kempe-Bottcher retired from The Manchester College
7,259 Rose Yates support worker This action us completely out of proportion and shows poor leadership.
7,258 Kathleen Crotty Retired members
7,257 Wajid Ali West Midlands
7,256 Dawn Taylor Cheshire Cheshire
7,255 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
7,254 Alice Bennett Liverpool Hope University
7,253 Jamie Brown
7,252 Lawrence Leason New City College
7,251 Chris Little
7,250 Juliet Glennie London
7,249 Shauna Hope University of Bristol
7,248 Martin Fergie University of Manchester
7,247 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.
7,246 Eliza Lass Student
7,245 Dawn McRae University of Aberdeen/ HSRU
7,244 Neil Hart City and Islington College London
7,243 Nick Lawson City & lslington Sixth Form College NEU
7,242 Vina Bragadina Ucl - London
7,241 Phillip Minns Northbrook Met Writing on a poster is a public and peaceful form of protest. Shouldn't be punished.
7,240 Khalida Huq Manchester Disgraceful
7,239 Tim Packer Durham University
7,238 Rhod Fiorini UCL
7,237 Stephen Grant City and Islington 6th Form College
7,236 Nahee Kang KCL
7,235 Bobby Evans City and Islington Sixth Form College
7,234 Adrienne Moffat London
7,233 Mike Govender City and islington sixth form college
7,232 Sajib Rashid City & Islington Sixth Form College, London
7,231 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..
7,230 Hamja Ahsan Other London
7,229 Ruth Dar
7,228 Nazmia Jamal City & Islington Sixth Form Centre
7,227 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!
7,226 Anne Webber City of Westminster college London
7,225 Laila Kadiwal IOE
7,224 Diana Wichelhaus Hull Training and Adult Education
7,223 Joe McGinnis Teesside University
7,222 Sarah Watson-Jones Aberystwyth University Sems like a wholly disproportionate response!
7,221 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.
7,220 Susan Kondakor University of Sheffield
7,219 Hannah Quirk King's College London
7,218 Patricia Smith York
7,217 Patrick Cairns St Andrews
7,216 Ayesha Ahmad Manchester
7,215 Sanne Weber University of Birmingham Birmingham
7,214 Shabnam Kulsoom Uddin Manchester
7,213 Patrick Ward University of Leeds
7,212 Sonja Curtis UCL
7,211 Natalie Scown
7,210 John Munro University of Birmingham
7,209 Khadijah Saeed
7,208 Ayesha Ahmad
7,207 Benjamin Carradine
7,206 M Abdul Leicester Unfair
7,205 Hassan Mahmud The punishment is completely disproportionate which makes the proceeding suspect and potentially unsafe.
7,204 Ghislaine Mouysset
7,203 Raj Tiwary
7,202 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.
7,201 Sophie Humphries
7,200 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.
7,199 C Critchley Stockport Dave spoke at Stand Up to Racism conference in Manchester. What an inspiration.
7,198 Jennifer Warren London College of Fashion This victimisation is a disgrace - David should be reinstated immediately
7,197 Anne-Marie Le Gall Anglesey, Wales
7,196 Elaine Ellen Retired Open University
7,195 Patricia McGrath NI
7,194 Damian Gallagher Ulster Reinstate David now!!
7,193 Carlos Grijalva Eternod University College London
7,192 Elisabeth Wielander Aston University
7,191 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.
7,190 Martyn Fortune Rhondda Cynon Taf Cwmdare
7,189 Irina Vladimirova Mobile Planetarium, South Yorkshire
7,188 Evgeny Shinder University of Sheffield
7,187 Lawrence Warner King's College London
7,186 Wenny Teo The Courtauld Institute of art
7,185 Beatrice Smyth Queen's University Belfast Belfast
7,184 ESTHER ASPREU OPEN UNIVERSITY
7,183 Lisa Donlan University of Manchester
7,182 Carola Addington West London College
7,181 Stephen Roulston Ulster University
7,180 Neil Thomas University of Birmingham
7,179 Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan University of Cambridge
7,178 Maarten van Hardenbroek Newcastle University
7,177 Savvas Voutyras Bournemouth University
7,176 Charles Cowan King’s College London
7,175 judith bryan University of Roehampton
7,174 sheeba joshy
7,173 Steven Hayles University of Leicester
7,172 Aoileann Ni Mhurchú The university of Manchester
7,171 Steve Kirk University of Sheffield
7,170 Emma Hall colegsirgar
7,169 Brian Spencer University of Brighton
7,168 Darren Awang Coventry university Rugby
7,167 Federica Frabetti University of Roehampton
7,166 Aness Webster University of Nottingham
7,165 Stephen Leggett
7,164 Ruth Squire Sheffield Hallam University
7,163 Gavin Alexander University of Cambridge
7,162 Catharine Russell University of Portsmouth
7,161 Michael J Higgins retired from Waltham Forest College Clearly, the dismissal seems disproportionate and unjustified.
7,160 Jane Wright University of Bristol What an extremely disproportionate and aggressive decision. Reinstate Dave Muritu now!
7,159 ryan ottridge university of birmingham
7,158 Sal Habboub
7,157 Jo Lampard UCL
7,156 Laura Waite Liverpool Hope University Outrageous!
7,155 viv jones UCL
7,154 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
7,153 Vicky Palmer NTU
7,152 Amy Downing University of Leeds
7,151 Anne Kavanagh University of Essex Colchester
7,150 Mark Fenton-O'Creevy Open University
7,149 Rob Anderson University of Exeter
7,148 Andreas Wernecke
7,147 Sean Ferrier Manchester Metropolitan
7,146 Ian Terry
7,145 Stephen Bero University of Surrey
7,144 Nicholas Hewlett University of Warwick The college's response is clearly disproportionate and grossly unjust
7,143 Steven Picksley University of Bradford Bradford
7,142 Paul Wilson Belfast
7,141 Melanie Brunner Univesity of Leeds
7,140 Catriona Heaton Aston University
7,139 Esther Tyldesley University of Edinburgh
7,138 Johanna Davies Swansea A very disproportionate response in my view.
7,137 Mick Kavanagh University of Essex
7,136 Harun Khan Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
7,135 Keith Faulkner University of Sheffield Peaceful protest must not be punished.
7,134 Anthony M Byrne Shipley College
7,133 Caroline Clarke
7,132 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.
7,131 Benjamin Costello University of Birmingham
7,130 Catherine Lawrence Bridgwater and Taunton College
7,129 Nicole Devarenne University of Dundee Solidarity with David Muritu
7,128 Mark Ellingsen University of Bristol
7,127 Dorothy Amos National Education Union Hastings
7,126 Ian Beeby Cambridge Standing up to to racism should be rewarded not attacked. But is anypone really surprised considering our present racizast government
7,125 Sarah Riley Aberystwyth
7,124 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.
7,123 Juli H
7,122 Alex Caldwell Barking & Dagenham College Whatever one’s thoughts on Prevent, sacking is a ridiculously disproportionate response.
7,121 Karen Patel Birmingham City University
7,120 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.
7,119 Petar Momcilovic Worcester Sandwell college management out of order
7,118 Chris Rowell London South Bank University Good luck Dave!
7,117 Ben Lockley The Wordsley School Dave is very nice and caring and he shouldn’t lose his job for looking out for others.
7,116 Bertie Russell New Forest UNISON
7,115 John Peters West Midlands Retired Member (Honorary Life Member) It happened to me
7,114 louis shillam codsall community high school just do it
7,113 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
7,112 Gwenhivir Wyatt-Moon University of Cambridge
7,111 Jane Jobling Petroc.ac.uk I think David Muritu should be reinstated
7,110 Robert Mouat St George's Hospital
7,109 Neil Conlock Lancashire
7,108 Richard Bannister Birmingham
7,107 Ceinwen Hilton
7,106 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.
7,105 Tim Floyd
7,104 Nadia Hafedh LSE London
7,103 Patricia Cooke Sandwell College
7,102 Sarah Brady
7,101 Nikesh Solanki University of Manchester
7,100 Celia Hutchison
7,099 Frank Brady
7,098 Azim Hajee Self employed Proud to support this first class trade unionist!
7,097 Ian Day London
7,096 Diane Langford University of Kent I support Dave because I know the Prevent programme is racist and must be opposed.
7,095 Manchester SUTR Stand Up To Racism Greater Manchester Full support and solidarity from all of us
7,094 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.
7,093 Jill Daniels University of East London
7,092 Christina Downes Retired. Bradford.
7,091 Karen Wilson Unite member
7,090 Craig McEwan University of Exeter
7,089 Robert Davies Cardiff This is so unjust, reinstate Dave
7,088 Julia Guarneri University of Cambridge This is clear retaliation against a union representative; David Muritu has done nothing that merits this dismissal.
7,087 Jordy Lea City University
7,086 JJ FINNEGAN SOUTHAMPTON SOLIDITY.
7,085 Gary Shatford Unite/swp 100% behind daves actions
7,084 Simon Strange Birmingham
7,083 Abigail Gulliver University of Birmingham
7,082 Phil Brady
7,081 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.
7,080 Lucretia Packgam Retired lecturer Sacking is a disproportionate response to the actions of Dave Mauritians in regard to an offensive college policy
7,079 Andy Stafford University of Leeds
7,078 Andrew Millington University of Edinburgh
7,077 Raymond Long SWP UAF +SUTR
7,076 Michael Crawford University of Bristol
7,075 Melanie Jenner NEU
7,074 Richard Pitham-Cole Suffolk New College
7,073 Carol Fuller Suffolk New College
7,072 Ian Cook University of Exeter
7,071 Delcan Downes GMB Union
7,070 Kate Tobin University of Wolverhampton
7,069 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.
7,068 Mark Weinstein Nottingham Trent University
7,067 Patricia Vallely Belfast Metropolitan College
7,066 Sharon Leslie GMB
7,065 Carl Fox University of Leeds
7,064 Deborah Clarke NHS Other factors than those given obviously in play. Shame on you Sandwell College.
7,063 Katy Day Leeds Beckett University
7,062 Claire Rattray University of Glasgow
7,061 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
7,060 Hester Fairclough
7,059 Neil Kirkham Gonville and Caius College Library, Cambridge
7,058 Martin Wills Warwick
7,057 Sonia Cabrera
7,056 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!
7,055 Adam Branch University of Cambridge
7,054 Ben Davis South east
7,053 Angela Coley South & City College, Birmingham
7,052 Nathan Erskine University of Cumbria
7,051 Andrew Nickson University of Birmingham Birmingham
7,050 Joe Sutliff Sanders Cambridge
7,049 Jo Allen School Lichfield
7,048 Zakariya Cochrane
7,047 claudia campbell Care through the millenium
7,046 Duncan Morrison Lewisham NEU
7,045 Eleanor Roberts University of Roehampton London
7,044 Eleni Michalopoulou The University of Liverpool
7,043 Paul Tarrago UAL
7,042 Stephen Dee Uclan
7,041 Phil Yeats University of Westminster
7,040 anne robinson
7,039 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.
7,038 Rae Noronha
7,037 Adrian Pritchard Coventry
7,036 Hugh Dunkerley University of Chichester Brighton
7,035 Susan Jewell Retired resident of Sandwell
7,034 SUSAN WALDRON UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW SHAME ON SANDWELL
7,033 Catherine Christian W Mids Birmingham
7,032 Audrey Aurus
7,031 Linnéa Markgren Birmingham This is disproportionate. A warning should suffice, and I find it hard to imagine other factors did not come into play.
7,030 Lara Coffey Warwickshire Birmingham
7,029 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.
7,028 Helen Kinnaird Birmingham
7,027 Steve Hanson Greater Manchester Manchester
7,026 Elizabeth Gould London This reeks of someone being sacked because they’re an effective union rep; just using a feeble excuse
7,025 Sahara Ismail
7,024 Ele Lamb Tower Hamlets teacher
7,023 Tom Oberst
7,022 Fiona Donald The Manchester College
7,021 Charlotte Mulliner The Open University
7,020 Maria Mason King's College London
7,019 Fay Block London
7,018 Jessica Kelly UCA
7,017 Charles Moonstone
7,016 Tanja van Mourik University of St Andrews
7,015 Touseef Mir UEA The mistake can be forgiven, expulsion as a punishment is a bit harsh.
7,014 Peter Golding MPhil BA CertEd [formerly]City College, Plymouth Good luck with this campaign
7,013 Sally Carter Manchester Please reinstate this man
7,012 Nicholas Sofroniou University of Warwick The punishment is excessive, an apology has been made, Dave Muritu should now be reinstated.
7,011 Claire Hastie Birmingham This dismissal is entirely unfair
7,010 Miriam Kent UEA Earlham Road
7,009 Penny Spikins Univ of york
7,008 Samantha Davis West Yorkshire Wakefield
7,007 Amy Morris CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
7,006 Sally Hardwick Nottingham College
7,005 Catherine Pope SOUTHAMPTON SOUTHAMPTON
7,004 Michael Chopping College of West Anglai
7,003 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.
7,002 Simon Schoenbuchner University of Cambridge
7,001 Aravinda Guntupalli
7,000 Peri Bradley Bournemouth University
6,999 marina collard Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance
6,998 Louise Obara De Montfort University
6,997 Sarah Kilpatrick Tyne and Wear NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
6,996 Karen Reynolds None Halifax
6,995 Patrice Haynes Liverpool Hope University A disproportionate response to the action in question. It puts the college in a very poor light.
6,994 Nikki Ellen Sheffield
6,993 Karen Chance Midlands
6,992 Derek Hird Patently disproportionate act by the College. David Muritu should be reinstated immediately.
6,991 Huw Pryce
6,990 Richmond Adjei New City College00
6,989 Treasa De Loughry University of Exeter
6,988 Kenneth Band
6,987 Katerina Vrablikova University of Bath
6,986 Ruth Adams King's College London
6,985 Jonas Rademacker University of Bristol
6,984 david green
6,983 Robin Rice University of Edinburgh
6,982 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!
6,981 E V Brack University of Sheffield
6,980 james wood Fife UK
6,979 Tom Hoctor University of Bedfordshire, Luton
6,978 Rodrigo Vega
6,977 Matthew Gobey manchester Metropolitan University
6,976 Deborah Jackson University of Edinburgh
6,975 Michael Tucker West Midlands This action by the management is bringing Sandwell College into disrepute by its inn tempered over reaction to this incident.
6,974 Candice Morey
6,973 Timothy Wilson University of Dundee
6,972 Sharon Kivland Sheffield Hallam University
6,971 Anna Laing University of Sussex
6,970 David Woods Nottingham Trent University
6,969 Mark Jackson Barnet and Southgate College
6,968 Ryan Sperry Ryansperry259@icloud.com
6,967 Martin Simpson University of the West of England, Bristol
6,966 Sarah Jones Dundee
6,965 Chris Lesser Coleg LLandrillo. Rhos on Sea. Colwyn Bay
6,964 Yasmine Sabri Aston University
6,963 John Carr University of Cambridge
6,962 Martin Dupras Bath Spa University
6,961 Pat Devine Manchester University
6,960 Neil Davey University of Bristol
6,959 Nick Andon King's College London
6,958 Linda Morrice University of Sussex
6,957 Jason Scott-Warren University of Cambridge
6,956 Dario Spano Warwick
6,955 Olga Mitterfellner University of the Arts London Please re-instate David Muritu! Free speech is a British value.
6,954 Mick Jardine Hampshire Winchester
6,953 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.
6,952 Mark Toogood University of Central Lancashire
6,951 Carol David Daniel City, University of London
6,950 Barry Calder Retired
6,949 Matthew Minnitt Teesside University
6,948 Kathryn Chadwick MMU
6,947 Freya Field Ucl
6,946 Heather Morrison Cavc vale site
6,945 Clair Sharpe Liverpool
6,944 johanna walker Uni Southampton
6,943 Andrew Kingham Goldsmiths, University of London Reinstate David Muritu