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Glasgow Councillor joins Tenant’s Union volunteers

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A Glasgow Councillor has joined Tenant’s Union teams in moving student’s belongings out of university accommodation.

Cllr Matt Kerr, a Labour Councillor for the Cardonald area of Glasgow City, joined the teams on Friday.

He was joined by the head of the Stirling Student Tenant’s Union (SSTU) Cian Ireland and the President of the Labour Society and SSTU Membership Officer Daniel Deery.

In a statement on their Twitter page, the Labour Society thanked Matt Kerr for joining the team.

Friday saw SSTU volunteers continue to pack, move, and store student’s belongings after the university asked that all students leave accommodation by July 13. Some international students feared that their belongings would be disposed of because they could not make it back to Scotland due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

Kerr is not the only councillor to get involved following the university’s controversial decision. Bridge of Allan and Dunblane Councillor Alasdair Tollemache has contacted the SSTU, and the Deputy Leader of Stirling Council Danny Gibson has written to the university criticising their decision and advising them to follow the Scottish Government guidelines and take responsibility for storing student’s items.

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