Students at UCD are to protest this morning over a rent hike in on-campus student accommodation.
The price of housing at the south Dublin university is to rise by 4% each year over the next three years.
Students’ Union President Joanna Siewierska says the increases should be scrapped:
“We will be rallying and demanding that the campus rent increase is stopped immediately and a campus rent decrease and rent freeze are introduced to help students,” she said.
“We are also demanding that management implement a rental support scheme for students who are struggling in the private market,” Ms Siewierska added.
💥Pissed off at the 12% rent hike?💥
Join us this Tuesday at 9.15AM in the Old Student Centre Atrium to rally in parallel to the management meeting where they’ll be discussing this decision again👩🎓@FixOurEduUCD @AntiCasualUcd#NotABusiness #StopThe12pct https://t.co/p0bUl8A5zC pic.twitter.com/v0ypZcfEkB
— UCD Students’ Union (@UCDSU) February 16, 2020
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