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London Met: the fight is on to save education

Issue No. 2252

Management at London Metropolitan University wants to cut 70 percent of undergraduate courses and sack hundreds of staff.

Malcolm Gillies, the vice chancellor, is trying to realise the Tories’ vision of a two-tier university system where working class students have little access to humanities and critical theory.

Following the recent student occupation, students joined with workers in demonstrating directly against Gillies and the board of governors.

We plan to lobby the governors when they meet on Thursday of this week. The protest takes place at 5-7pm at Accelerator, 35 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA.

Activists have organised an event against cuts to English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol) funding.

Esolfest, organised by Action for Esol, will take place on Sunday 19 June at Bethnal Green Gardens.

People will march to the event from Hackney Town Hall and Stepney Green Park at 12.30pm.

In south London, activists will assemble at Windrush Square at 12 noon and march to Kennington Park.

UCU members at South Tyneside College have voted for strikes against job and pay cuts by 85 percent.

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