As part of UCU’s ongoing national industrial dispute over our pay and terms and conditions, notably against casualisation and the gender pay gap, London Met management have today been informed that we will be calling our members out on strike on Tuesday 5 July 2016.
As you will know this is also the date of a national strike called by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) in their dispute over threats to their terms and conditions and in opposition to the Governments education policies.
We will therefore ensure we coordinate our own strike day actions with those of the NUT in order to maximise the focus on the defence of education across both of our sectors.
This strike of course has particular relevance for us at London Met given our own local dispute against hundreds of job cuts and the decision not to decrease casualisation and zero-hour contracts, but rather to increase them. We will therefore be focusing specific activity around the issue of ending casualisation at London Met.
Please join us on our picket lines!
We will be issuing further details and details of strike day activities shortly.