Sunday, 1 February 2009

Camden New Journal: "Campus cash crisis threat to ‘arty subjects’"

And the Camden New Journal have followed up on their first article on our campaign with a report from our demo by Tom Foot:

Fears for whole departments spark staff and students’ protest over job cuts

ENTIRE teaching departments could be axed at crisis-torn London Metropolitan University as under-fire bosses negotiate with unions over the loss of hundreds of staff jobs.

An academic source at the Holloway Road campus told the Tribune of fears that the history department could be the first to go following crunch talks over ways to pay back a massive £38million “debt” owed to the government.

Governors insist they must axe at least 330 jobs after auditors ordered the money be repaid after discovering inaccurate funding claims dating back to 2005.

Read the rest here:

Their last sentence pretty much sums up our attempts at serious negotiations: "The university did not respond to an invitation to comment."

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