London Metropolitan University – Management Spinning Away from Reality

We are living in a period where democracy is being undermined by the widespread use of lies and distortion in public debate. The controversies surrounding the EU referendum in Britain and the presidential election in America are the most obvious cases, though not the only ones. The right to freedom of speech brings with it…

More solidarity coming in!

Thank you all! Here are some more messages and selfies 🙂 Solidarity from City and Islington College   Dear UCU London Met The educational services you provide are of national importance. we wish you every success in your fight against job cuts and onerous teaching loads for the remaining staff. In solidarity Dr. Andy Higginbottom,…

Sacking and exploitation by flowchart at London Met

The following is an official sacking/exploitation flowchart that London Met management are using to sack many and overwork the rest of their lecturing staff. FST stands for Formal Scheduled Teaching (this is direct face to face teaching, not preparation, marking, course leadership, module leadership, research, scholarly activity, CPD, grant applications, pastoral care, etc, etc), and…

Strike action Thu 29th September

Please share with your friends and come along. Here you can find the address of the picket sites: Central House, Moorgate, Tower Building Please downloadour campaign materials from the links below and share widely – strike flyer for printing stike-29sept-flyer-final – strike flyer for students strike-students-4 – posters for selfies london-met-solidarity-selfie-sign-with-logo

London Met’s spinning VC

A response to John Raftery’s letter in The Guardian (9th August): The Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, John Raftery, performs several sleights-of-hand when presenting evidence for the institution’s supposed upward trajectory (‘London Metropolitan University is on the rise, not in decline’). For instance, the “all-time high” student satisfaction scores he mentions were acheived with staffing…

London Met: one step closer to greylisting & strike action

An online indicative e-ballot of UCU members at London Met closed yesterday afternoon. Following the count by staff at UCU HQ we are very pleased to announce that London Met UCU members have voted overwhelmingly by 76% (YES) to 24% (NO) to move to a legal strike ballot in September 2016, and by 86% (YES)…

Thanks to PCS, NUT, RMT, UNISON, UCU, SU and all friends

We so much wish to thank PCS for supporting our campaign. PCS President Janice Godrich, General Secretary Mark Serwotka and Asst Gen Sec Chris Baugh saying stop the victimisations and the job cuts at London Met University in the photo below: Thanks  also to Dominic McFadden (PCS NEC) who spoke at our demonstration on Saturday,…

London Met – We need a national fight!

Dear colleagues Events since the new Prime Minister took office have been terrifying. One of Theresa May’s first acts was to abolish the Department for Energy and Climate Change, placing the responsibility under a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The new Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has previously voted against numerous environmental policies…