Hard-left academics launched a ‘witch-hunt’ against colleagues over differing views on gender identity.
According to leaked meeting minutes, members of the University and College Union (UCU) vowed to compile a list of university backroom staff suspected of holding ‘gender-critical beliefs.’
The news sparked outrage, with some employees accusing the organisation of stifling free speech on college campuses.
According to minutes obtained by the Times, the union planned to send an email survey to LGBT members.
The paper mentioned that ‘this would ‘gather information about gender critical equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) consultants…employed in HR departments of various institutions.’
Members were asked if they were aware that their institution employed EDI consultants and demanded that they be named.
Furthermore, it promised to “inform branches” if HR personnel and consultants were found to be gender biassed.
The union, on the other hand, insists that while it surveyed LGBT members as part of its commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, it did not inquire about the opinions of EDI colleagues, nor did it’make or keep lists of staff with gender-critical views.’
Despite this, academic sources have reacted angrily to the revelations.
‘These minutes are compelling evidence that UCU is seeking to discriminate against and harass members who believe in sex,’ one told the Times.