RUSKIN College has sacked a suspended tutor, a union says.

University College Union (UCU) attacked the institution for its 'disgraceful conduct' in a long running dispute over the position of Dr Lee Humber.

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Ruskin UCU claim he has been 'victimised' and that the college has launched 'merciless attacks' on other branch officers.


A picket line at Ruskin College last year. Picture: Richard Cave

But the Headington college's Business Development Manager, Nicki O’Shea, who said the college would not make a further statement on Dr Humber's case, responded: "Ruskin College fully supports the ethos and activity of the trade union movement and its historical and ongoing links with the movement remain at the heart of its mission.

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"We would like to reiterate our previous position and confirm that the disciplinary matter is entirely unconnected with Dr Humber’s role as a trade union rep at the College."