Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary, who spoke at our meeting on Friday, has his own blog so his members can keep up to date on what he's been up to. His posting on Friday includes the following quote from his speech:
"There is a fundamental reason why every trade unionist should be standing with you.
"UK PLC is in recession. Hundreds of thousands of jobs will go. At such a time further and higher education becomes not less but more important.
"Expanding education is a vital response to economic crisis. London Met, a vibrant university with a mix of class and ethnicity and culture must be central to helping re-skill and retrain Londoners facing a daunting future not adding to the unemployment figures. Education cuts are a false economy."