In Higher Education, like the public sector in general, we face huge cuts – attacks on our pay and our pensions, threatened job cuts and continued outsourcing. London Met UNISON branch has been in the eye of the storm over the last year, and Max has vital experience leading strike action against both job cuts and outsourcing. The proposals to outsource IT service provision at London Met were beaten by the UNISON branch – saving 80+ jobs in the process.
We need a national leadership prepared to take bold action and coordinate it nationally to defend ourselves against the Con-Dem onslaught. So please vote for Max Watson, HE general seat, UNISON NEC.
Chair, London Regional Higher Education Council
Branch Secretary, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)