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…

LONDON MET UCU – CAMPAIGN UPDATE – 6 June 2016

Press coverage of our campaign against job cuts and union victimisation at London Met include the following: Cull of London Met UCU pair sparks ‘union victimisation’ claim Times Higher Education 19 May 2106 Actions belie words Times Higher Education 26 May 2016 London Met plans to cut 400 jobs in ‘rebuild’ vision Times Higher Education…

External examiner resignation letter

Media have reported that thousands of external examiners have resigned in support of UCU’s strike for fair pay. Here are some articles: University examiners stage mass resignation over pay offer  The Guardian  26 May 2016 Why we are resigning The Guardian 26 May 2016 Please read below  the letter of resignation sent by an external examiner…

UCU16 – London Met Congress motions passed

On behalf of London Met UCU we wish to thank the delegates to UCU Congress 2016 for all your solidarity and the unanimous passing of the following three excellent congress motions in support of our stand against mass job cuts and union victimisation at London Met.   Motion 59 – Fighting trade union victimisation Congress…

Solidarity Statement from John McDonnell MP

“London Metropolitan University is an outstanding widening participation university. It is an outrage that once again staff and students at the college are under attack. It is equally appalling that well respected lecturers and union representatives are now being targeted for compulsory redundancy for carrying out their legitimate trade union duties. I call upon all…