Saturday, 11 June 2011

London Met Sounds of Resistance: March against the Privatisation of Education!



Wednesday 22nd June

Join London Met students and staff in our fight against massive job cuts and course closures. There are currently plans to cut 70% of courses – including Performing Arts, History, Caribbean Studies and Philosophy – and we already have 200 proposed compulsory redundancies in motion.

What is happening at London Met is a sign of what is going on in all our public services: mass privatisa…tion.

And these cuts are the tip of the iceberg at London Met: if we accept these we will see them coming back for more and more.

Say ‘no’ to job cuts, course cuts and massively reduced and restricted provision of services to students.

Say ‘Yes’ to Education, work and widening participation.

This is a direct attack on the students, staff and the whole London Met community, and furthermore an attack on the ethos and principles that we hold dear: of widening participation and the value of educational opportunities and the pursuit of critical thinking that universities should provide for all.

We believe that arts and humanities subjects should be for all, not just for those who can afford £18,000 a year at privatised. The fight to save humanities starts at London Met and does not end at the elitist New College of Humanities.

Assemble at 2-3pm to march to London Met Tower Building, Holloway Road

Speakers include:
Mark Serwotka, PCS General secretary
Denise Bertuchi Assistant National Officer, UNISON Education and Children's Services
Mark Campbell, UCU NEC
Max Watson, Unison NEC
Clare Soloman, ULU President
Mark Burgfield NUS NEC
Claire Locke, London Met SU
and others to be confirmed

Sounds of Resistance:
* Live MCs
* Samba Band
* London Met Performing Arts
* London Met Cheerleaders
* T-shirt painting
* Banner/placard Making

See the Facebook event

7 comments:

  1. Best wishes and we are behind you and fully support your course.

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  2. Good luck and completely support your arguments for a better deal

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  3. Jacqui Mitchell20 June 2011 at 19:07

    Good luck to all the staff and students at London Met. Indeed this is the tip of the iceberg and we must win otherwise HE as we know it will melt away.

    Jacqui
    UCU UEL (Docklands) Branch Secretary

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  4. Good luck to you all for your march on Wednesday. The attack on your jobs and courses is disgraceful. We will be thinking of you - from all of us at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen (lobbying our Governors on Thursday for UCU and Unite to be re-recognised!).
    Lesley C McIntosh (Hon Sec RGUCU and Immed Past President of UCU Scotland).

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  5. Lon Met today and the rest of the post 92 sector tomorrow

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