London Meeting – Where next in the campaign to defend education

UCU members at King’s College London will be taking strike action next week.

UCU is seeking a halt to the redundancy process underway at King’s which has seen 164 jobs put at risk.

A major feature of the strike held by UCU members at King’s on 30 March was the solidarity shown by other universities and colleges, and by local workplaces. On Wednesday 5 May higher, further and adult education institutions across London will be on strike. King’s will also be out on strike on Thursday 6 May.

Staff and students at King’s are holding a public meeting to discuss how we can build the resistance underway against education cuts. All welcome:

WHAT NEXT IN THE CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND EDUCATION?
Wednesday 28 April 5pm,
Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s Building, Strand
(From reception, go straight ahead down the corridor, past the Great Hall, the lecture theatre is on the left)

Speakers include:
Novelist and King’s alumnus Ronan Bennett
Novelist Iain Pears (see his blog on the new managerialism)
Leeds University UCU president Malcolm Povey (Leeds recently won a significant victory over compulsory redundancies)
Plus: speakers from King’s UCU, the ‘We Support our Teachers’ Campaign, and Sussex University.

Organised by KCL UCU, Unison, Unite and the King’s ‘We Support Our Teachers’ campaign

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The education activist network provides national coordination for trade unionists, academics, university workers and student campaigners fighting to defend jobs and education in the UK.

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