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…

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…

Solidarity statements from John McDonnell and Liz Lawrence

We thank both John McDonnell and Liz Lawrence for sending statements of support for our demonstration. ‘I send a message of support to your demonstration today in defence of trade unionism and higher education for all. I am having to speak in Slough to defend our friend and your ally Jeremy Corbyn, and so cannot…

Jeremy Corbyn statement & London Met demo tomorrow at 11.30am

Jeremy Corbyn has a speaking engagement elsewhere tomorrow, but has sent the following statement: “I am very sorry I cannot be with you at the demonstration, as I am travelling to Manchester for the launch of the grassroots leadership campaign in Salford this afternoon. This will be a big event with live streaming into parallel…