Porter redundancies raise safety concerns

November 19, 1999

Kent students worried about safety are to step up protests over the university's decision to reduce the number of porters on campus.

Boycotts and a possible rent strike are planned in protest at the decision to cut 25 full and part-time porters down to eight full-time security staff supplemented by eight full-time and eight part-time weekend building receptionists.

A university spokeswoman said the changes are designed to enhance, not diminish, security.

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