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London Met occupation accelerates fight to stop cuts

Issue No. 2251

Students occupied London Metropolitan University against bosses’ plans to axe 70 percent of all the courses at the college. John Hughes, a sociology and international development student, told Socialist Worker, “Senior management have no respect for staff and students here.

“Some students don’t know if they have a course to go to next year.

“They’ve tripled the fees but cut the courses, where’s the sense in that?”

London Met students’ union, along with the UCU and Unison unions, have called an emergency lobby of the university’s board of governors for Wednesday of this week. It will take place between 4.30pm and 6.30pm opposite London Met’s Moorgate building.

Students and workers are appealing for others to join the lobby and bring their banners.

The UCU’s national executive committee unanimously passed a motion against the assault on jobs and courses at London Met. The motion has also been submitted to UCU congress, which takes place at the end of this month.

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