London Met UNISON Branch sent a message of support to our comrades in Middlesex when we heard about their dispute. We understand their ballot for industrial action is still ongoing.
This could turn out to be a key dispute for us and might well be the 'thin end of the wedge' for further job cuts in our sector, so it's important that the entire Higher Education Service Group rallies round to show them support in their fight against massive job cuts.
Keep an eye out for their ballot results and any planned industrial action on their website here: http://mdxbranchlines.blogspot.com/
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Our Branch sent this message:
“London Met UNISON notes with concern the proposal by the management of Middlesex University to make 200 compulsory redundancies.
“This is both a betrayal of trust and a slap in the face for hard working members of our union.
“We gather you aim to resist these attacks and for this we salute your stance.
“Having fought even greater numbers of redundancy proposals in 2009 ourselves, by which we saved 200 jobs and being currently in dispute over a succession of new rolling compulsory redundancies amounting to close to 200 (so far) over the last year, we extend our solidarity to Middlesex UNISON and Middlesex UCU in your own fight.
“London Met UNISON pledge to support you in whatever way we can, and encourage your members to stand up with your Branch Committee and fight for every job.
“We have shown in our branch that union action can really make a difference. Nothing is set in stone if unions unite and fight together.”