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Staff hacked off at college cuts

Issue No. 1920

Staff hacked off at college cuts

STAFF AT Hackney Community College in east London are facing the threat of a devastating level of redundancies.

Bosses have announced there will be up to 71 job losses affecting lecturers and support staff.

The Natfhe lecturers’ union had planned to strike last week, but was forced to postpone action due to a legal challenge.

Natfhe has now demonstrated it does have the right to take strike action. The Unison union, which represents college support staff, is currently balloting its members.

  • Send messages of support and donations to Maggie Carmen, Natfhe, Hackney Community College, Falkirk Street, London N1 6HQ. E-mail c/o platham@natfhe.org.uk.


    A city says no to racist murder

    SWANSEA UNITE Against Racism has called a demonstration following the racist murder of Kalan Kawa Karim, an Iraqi Kurd who fled Saddam Hussein’s regime.

    The demonstration already has the support of the Welsh TUC. The march will be on Saturday 9 October, assembling at 11am at the Guild Hall.
    Martin Chapman, Swansea Unite Against Racism organising committee


    Resistance from Israel’s detainees

    FADWA BARGHOUTI, the wife of Palestinian leader and political prisoner Marwan, received a standing ovation from over 100 supporters in central London on Wednesday of last week.

    Both her husband and her son, along with another 8,000 to 10,000 Palestinians, have been arrested for resisting the Israeli occupation.


    MP’s not waving but drowning

    AROUND 180 people marched to Lewisham Town Hall in south east London on Wednesday of last week to demand that the Labour council keep Ladywell pool open until the new one is built in 2010.

    The council voted to postpone a decision on the closure. Our campaign has put the local Labour Party under pressure. Bridget Prentice MP had a Labour Party stall in the high street on Saturday petitioning for a cinema in the borough.

    This is the first time I can remember Labour doing a campaign outside of an election.
    Ian Crosson, chair Save Ladywell Pool Campaign (personal capacity)


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    Sat 25 Sep 2004, 00:00 BST
    Issue No. 1920
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