Monday, 2 February 2009

London Met Socialist Students offer solidarity

A message of support below from London Met Socialist Students. Thanks for your support and keep in touch. Any more messages of solidarity and offers of help very welcome.

To UCU and Unison members at London Met

We are writing from the Socialist Students society at London Met to offer our full support in the campaign to defend jobs and the education of students at our university. Students know that this threat to staff is also a threat to students as education and services will suffer.

In 2005, when the university threatened 300 staff with the sack if they didn't sign new contracts, the London Met Socialist Students society actively supported that dispute. We mobilised the support of students with petitions, leaflets and meetings, and supported picket lines. We hope to offer the same support again this time.

Many of our members and supporters took part in the protest on 28th January, and we will be setting up a stall next week to collect signatures of support from students, and help make sure as many students as possible know about and get involved in this campaign.

This attack comes at a time of economic crisis and there is the threat of devastating cuts to public services, including education. The big bosses and bankers have enjoyed a frenzy of speculation and greed for years, enriching themselves beyond even their own wildest dreams. Now ordinary workers, young people and students are expected to pay the price.

We offer all our support and solidarity.

Socialist Students

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