London Met – Sounds of Resistance – March against privatisation
June 8, 2011 Leave a comment
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 to march to London Met Tower Building, Holloway Road
Mark Serwotka, PCS General secretary
Mark Campbell, UCU NEC
Max Watson, Unison NEC
Claire Locke, London Met SU
Mark Bergfeld, NUS NEC & Education Activist Network
Clare Soloman, ULU President