BREAKING NEWS – Strike! Industrial action called for June 22 at London Met Uni

Strike! Industrial action called for June 22nd at London Met Uni

London Met UNISON and UCU branches have voted for strike action on
Wednesday 22nd June. See the poster below for more details:

http://www.londonmetunison.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/June-22nd-2011-1.pdf

For messages of solidarity email UNISON: unisonlondonmet@googlemail.com or
UCU: lmuucu@devisland.net or London Met Student Union: su@londonmet.ac.uk

See here for details of day of action:
http://savelondonmetuni.blogspot.com/2011/06/wednesday-22nd-june-join-london-met.html

Sign our petition here:
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/support-london-metropolitan-university.html

Write to you MP to ask them to support us here:
http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1805

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 Bergfeld NUS NEC & Education Activist Network
* 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

For updates, go to: http://savelondonmetuni.blogspot.com/

The video is a bit old but still does its job – We are all London Met

About educationactivistnetwork
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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