97% in Favour of Halt to Outsourcing as ‘Save Student Jobs’ Referendum is Held

History has been made this week as nearly 1400 students voted in Thursday’s referendum to ‘Save Student Jobs’. Of the 1388 who voted, 97% were in favour of an immediate halt to plans to outsource QUBSU security positions – a total of 1348 people. A margin of just 3% (40 people) voted ‘No’ to theContinue reading “97% in Favour of Halt to Outsourcing as ‘Save Student Jobs’ Referendum is Held”

VP Campaigns and Communications Speaks Out on ‘Save Student Jobs’ Referendum

Connor Daly, Vice President Campaigns and Communications, has spoken out for the first time on tomorrow’s referendum on the planned outsourcing of QUBSU jobs to private firm G4S. Following last night’s Annual Business Meeting of Student Council, where the Sabbatical Officer came under fire for a perceived failure in raising awareness on tomorrow’s referendum, Mr.Continue reading “VP Campaigns and Communications Speaks Out on ‘Save Student Jobs’ Referendum”

Promotional Video Asks Students to ‘Vote to Make History’ in Build-Up to Referendum

The ‘Save Student Jobs’ campaign – behind this Thursday’s referendum on the outsourcing of QUBSU security positions to private firm G4S – have kicked off the week with the release of a promotional video. The clip marks the beginning of a week of canvassing by the campaign, who hope to convince the student body toContinue reading “Promotional Video Asks Students to ‘Vote to Make History’ in Build-Up to Referendum”

G4S Speak Out as Campaign Behind Referendum Gathers Momentum

As the campaign behind a referendum on plans to outsource Student’s Union jobs to private firm G4S gathers momentum, G4S have released a statement on the extension of their contract with QUBSU to The Gown. A spokesman for the company commented: “G4S has provided security at Queen’s University Belfast Student Union (QUBSU) since 2009 andContinue reading “G4S Speak Out as Campaign Behind Referendum Gathers Momentum”