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Lambeth college workers walk out

by Mandy Brown, Lambeth UCU branch secretary
Issue No. 2361

Staff, students and supporters rallied in Clapham last week

Staff, students and supporters rallied in Clapham last week (Pic: Guy Smallman)


Lecturers in the UCU union were set to strike at Lambeth College, south London, on Thursday of this week.

Around 100 workers, students and supporters rallied outside the Clapham campus at lunchtime last Thursday. 

They oppose plans for compulsory redundancies and a divisive new appraisal system.

The college has already saved more than £1 million in staff costs.


Strike talks in Liverpool

Lecturers at the University of Liverpool were set to meet to discuss their fight to defend jobs.

The UCU union members could begin a ballot for industrial action.

Bosses want to dismiss 2,803 workers if they refuse to sign up to worse contracts. 

Some 600 professors have signed a letter condemning the plan.


Vote yes to action on pay

UCU union members in higher education have begun an indicative ballot for strikes.

All unions representing university workers have rejected a below-inflation pay offer of 1 percent.

UCU Left, which Socialist Workers Party members are part of, is urging workers to vote yes. The ballot ends on 4 September.


LeSoCo lecturers vote for strikes

Lecturers at LeSoCo college in south London have voted for strikes to save jobs.

The UCU members are fighting plans to slash around 35 positions and get rid of science and floristry courses.


Workers protest for jobs

UCU and Unison members at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College protested against compulsory redundancies on Tuesday of last week.

Bosses want to axe up to 30 jobs.


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Tue 9 Jul 2013, 18:32 BST
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