Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Support UNISON and UCU coordinated strike action at London Met Uni - Wed 22nd June

Support UNISON and UCU coordinated strike action at London Met Uni - Wednesday 22nd June. Please circulate our joint union flier:

London Met UNISON branch have voted for strike action on Wednesday 22nd June.

See the poster below for more details:

For messages of solidarity email UNISON: or UCU: or London Met Student Union:

See here for details of day of action:

Sign our petition here:

Write to you MP to ask them to support us here:

Join London Met students and staff in our fight against massive job cuts and course closures. There are currently plans to cut 70% of courses – including Performing Arts, History, Caribbean Studies and Philosophy – and we already have 200 proposed compulsory redundancies in motion.

What is happening at London Met is a sign of what is going on in all our public services: mass privatisation.

And these cuts are the tip of the iceberg at London Met: if we accept these we will see them coming back for more and more.

Say ‘no’ to job cuts, course cuts and massively reduced and restricted provision of services to students.

Say ‘Yes’ to Education, work and widening participation.

This is a direct attack on the students, staff and the whole London Met community, and furthermore an attack on the ethos and principles that we hold dear: of widening participation and the value of educational opportunities and the pursuit of critical thinking that universities should provide for all.

We believe that arts and humanities subjects should be for all, not just for those who can afford £18,000 a year at privatised. The fight to save humanities starts at London Met and does not end at the elitist New College of Humanities.

Assemble at 2-3pm in Highbury Fields, march to London Met Tower Building, Holloway Road for a rally at 4pm-6pm (nearest tube Holloway Road)

Speakers include:
  • Mark Serwotka, PCS General secretary
  • Denise Bertuchi Assistant National Officer, UNISON Education and Children's Services
  • Mark Campbell, UCU NEC
  • Max Watson, Unison NEC
  • Clare Soloman, ULU President
  • Mark Burgfield NUS NEC
  • Claire Locke, London Met SU
and others to be confirmed...

Sounds of Resistance:
  • Live MCs
  • Samba Band
  • London Met Performing Arts
  • London Met Cheerleaders
  • T-shirt painting
  • Banner/placard Making

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