Report: Strike at Lambeth College, London

Lambeth College UCU and supporters

Lambeth College UCU members took 1 hour strike action on Friday 13th from 9 to 10am. The action was in response to the college’s lesson observation policy which has become punitive and unsupportive and is now being used to dismiss members of staff. The large crowd was addressed by a wide range of speakers including UCU executive members Sean Vernell and Mark Campbell as well as Sara Tomlinson from Lambeth NUT.

South London Education Activist Network had made a new banner “Students & Workers – Unite and Fight” on Thursday night and marched alongside lecturers with their sound system blasting ‘Get Up Stand Up’. Martha Julings, joint-Women’s Officer at Goldsmiths Students’ Union, spoke on behalf of students, congratulating the workers on their strike action and calling for more unity and collaboration between students and workers, as the NUS demonstration in Autumn approaches.