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Maskey welcomes trade union support for St Mary's campaign

23 January, 2015 - by Paul Maskey

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has welcomed trade union support for the campaign against the closure of St Mary's University College. 

Speaking after UNISON stated its opposition to the closure, the West Belfast MP said; 

"The proposal to reduce the finding to St Mary's College to the point where closure would be a real possibility has sparked considerable anger and concern. 

"The community in west Belfast, as well as those across the North who rightly value St Mary's as an educational institution are totally opposed to these plans. 

"Tens of thousands of people have signed petitions and hundreds of people from a wide range of society have attended protests against the closure. 

"I welcome the support from the UNISON trade union for the campaign against the closure and I would encourage everyone with an interest in education to get involved and ensure the future of St Mary's." 

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