ISS: Erasmus Magazine 18, onrust in de ISS familie. EM: Worries in the ISS family. The Institute of Social Studies in The Hague – part of EUR - has to face heavy budget cuts. For efficiency reasons, part of the employees will be relocated to Rotterdam, to the displeasure of many. “If you want to achieve something together with us, you will have to make sure we have a feeling of co-ownership of the process.” Text: Mieke Fiers “Just how many students must have burst out in tears in this room,” asks master student Leny Hernandez with a smile. We are sitting in student counsellor Martin Blok’s office at the Institute of Social Studies. All doors are open at the ISS, and everyone, be it staff, researchers or students, is at home in the stately but colourful building in the centre of The Hague.
What makes the ISS special is more than the exceptionally amiable support, the family feel to it, and the numerous activities, including: seminars, cultural evenings, debates, or weekly choir rehearsals. The goal is to cut costs, to do the same work with fewer people. EM: U-raad buigt zich over reorganisatie ISS. Of de Universiteitsraad zal instemmen met de voorgenomen reorganisatie bij het Institute of Social Studies is nog niet duidelijk. In de commissievergaderingen leek de raad wel overtuigd van de financiële noodzaak, maar had ze nog vragen bij de praktische uitvoering ervan. De urgentie van de reorganisatie bij ISS is hoog, zo benadrukte Bart Straatman van het College van Bestuur tijdens de commissievergadering op woensdag 12 juni. De overheidssubsidie van het in Den Haag gevestigde instituut wordt met 20 procent gekort. 10 procent is al ingegaan, de volgende korting gaat in vanaf 2014.
En enkele jaren later zal er nog een korting komen. Weinig draagvlak Een jaar geleden is voorgenomen om te reorganiseren. Functieniveau De Universiteitsraad heeft om een overzicht gevraagd van hoe de activiteiten in de ondersteuning er precies uit gaan zien. Tijdens de overlegvergadering van 25 juni zal blijken of de raad met de plannen zal instemmen. EM: U-raad stemt in met reorganisatieplan ISS. Lezing Martha Nussbaum: ‘Education in the global context: an exercise in building understanding and concern, empathy and sympathy’ G4S - wikipedia. G4S plc (formerly Group 4 Securicor) is a British multinational security services company headquartered in Crawley, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest security company measured by revenues and has operations in around 125 countries. With over 620,000 employees, it is the world's third-largest private sector employer (after Wal-Mart Stores and Foxconn).
G4S was founded in 2004 by the merger of the UK-based Securicor plc with the Denmark-based Group 4 Falck. G4S has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It has a secondary listing on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. History Origins 2004 to 2010 In 2006, 2007 and 2008 G4S was the subject of a global campaign by union workers alleging that its subsidiaries undermine labour and human rights standards. In March 2008, it was announced that G4S were taking over Scottish Rock Steady Group – who steward at major sporting and music events mostly in the UK.
G4S - Uw partner in beveiligings- en veiligheidsoplossingen. Securing Your World | G4S. EM: ISS-ers weigeren training van omstreden G4S. UK student union to cancel G4S contract over role in Israeli prisons. By Michael Deas. The campaign against G4S is one way to take action in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners The student union at the University of Kent in the southeast of England is to terminate its contract with G4S following an “outcry” over its role in human rights abuses in Palestine, South Africa, the UK and other countries. G4S provides security and incarceration “services” to Israeli military bases, checkpoints, illegal settlements and prisons at which Palestinian political prisoners are held without trial and subjected to abuse and torture.
Kent Union announced during a meeting last week that it is to cancel its contract with G4S, which currently provides the union with cash handling services. The meeting overwhelmingly approved a motion condemning G4S, and the union is holding a student referendum this week to decide whether to launch a campaign to pressure the University of Kent to cancel its own, separate, contract with G4S. Tortured to death Abuse around the world. G4S 'tortured inmates' at South African prison as they were 'understaffed'