UNISON and UCU coordinated strike action at London Met Uni - Wed 22 June

Report by Max Watson, Unison NEC
Published: 16/06/11

Please circulate our joint union flier:

Strike! Industrial action called for June 22nd

London Met UNISON branch have voted for strike action on Wednesday 22nd June.

See the poster below for more details:

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:

Sign our petition here:

Write to your MP to ask them to support us here: 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 Burgfield NUS NEC
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: savelondonmetuni.blogspot.com

Face Book event: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109615715796343