Ian Parker suspended from Manchester Metropolitan University

News has reached us that Ian Parker was suspended from work after having been unable to arrange, with barely 18 hours notice, for a union official to come with him to hear a charge that the university said amounted to ‘gross professional misconduct’. What this seems to mean is that Ian raised concerns within the University about the problem of secrecy and control in the department in which he works, and was suspended for doing so. Ian has had to leave his office and key, been told not to contact University staff and students, and his access to his email has been suspended.

There is more information about this , and a petition to sign, at http://www.change.org/petitions/ian-parker-should-get-back-to-his-work.

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