Melbourne (Australia), August 22nd:
Parts of La Trobe University Occupied
in Struggle against Cuts
URGENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 7PM AUGUST 22ND –
LA TROBE STUDENTS OCCUPY BUNDOORA CAMPUS TO STOP THE CUTS
Students from the “Stop the HUSS Cuts Collective” have voted to occupy the La Trobe University campus in Bundoora indefinitely, starting tonight.
At a meeting on campus this afternoon, students voted to occupy the campus with a number of students volunteering to stay overnight and indefinitely until Open Day. The collective also demanded the rejection of the proposed cuts, for the university to enter into negotiations with the NTEU in good faith, a shift in focus on saving money to saving jobs and for a redistribution of executive pay to save other jobs at the university.