Occupy Sussex to stage anti-privatisation demo on campus this afternoon
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The Occupy Sussex protest has been going since 7th February with students occupying a university conference centre, but the demonstration being organised for this afternoon could be the biggest protest yet. Staff and students are planning to march across campus this afternoon, and they are expected to be joined by a number of students from universities across the country. The Facebook event page currently has over 1,300 people marked as attending, including students from UCL, UEA and Bristol, among others, with free transport being provided for students from London. The protest was sparked by the University of Sussex’s decision to outsource a number of its services to private contractors, affecting 235 members of staff. Protestors have stated their concerns that this move will lead to reduced job security for these workers, as well as a decrease in the quality of the services if the only motivation is protest. A more detailed list of concerns can be found here. Follow this afternoon's events on twitter @occupy_sussex
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