Saturday, 17 October 2009

London Met staff walk out

Staff at London Metropolitan University in Tower Hamlets have begun two days of strike action against cuts and redundancies.

The action follows a strike in July and other protests by staff and students against the cutbacks ordered by the university’s authorities

Lecturers, represented by the Universities and Colleges Union, and non-teaching staff, represented by Unison are on strike until Friday 16th October.

The ongoing campaign by staff and students at LMU began last year when university management announced 550 redundancies and closures. The cuts are being made to pay for a £38 million “claw back” of funds by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE). The “claw back” was announced by the funding council last December when it discovered misreporting by LMU of student drop outs had led to a £58 million overpayment.

Read the full article here (East London Lines).


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