Nina Doran, 52, was desperate to be reinstated at City of Liverpool College following her dismissal for gross misconduct and breach of trust. His sacking led to mass protests from the college, which sits in the heart of the city.
Unionized colleagues have accused the college of a “business [union] victimization” last month and Nina, who is a mum, appealed against her dismissal.
But last Tuesday she was told she had been unsuccessful in those efforts, Liverpool Echo report.
Speaking today, Nina said: “I’m devastated. I think I had hoped because this is obviously the last chance for the internal processes available and because our arguments were so broad that I thought at least one would convince the employer to reconsider its disciplinary decision.
“I was just devastated. I still haven’t read the whole decision thoroughly because I can’t stand it. I can only read parts in the morning so I can still sleep at night. But I don’t have everything just not to do it, I just read the beginning and the end.
“The call is the last chance internally, so you’re on the outside and you really only have the external route.”
Nina joined the college in September 1991. Along with her teaching positions, she was also the representative of the University and College Union (UCU) branch at the city college and would liaise with the national office of the ‘UCU to organize unionized workers during labor disputes.
The professional says she is now considering her next move with consultation from union officials.
She says UCU members at the college will continue their efforts to get her reinstated.
A spokesperson for the City of Liverpool College said: “The College does not take the suspension or termination of an employee lightly. We take our responsibilities as an employer and in particular as an employee very seriously. educational institution.
“Any decision taken to dismiss a member of staff is always a last resort.”
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This notice was published: 2022-04-14 23:00:00