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Protest over job cuts at Lewisham and Southwark College

Issue No. 2452

Around 100 protesters gathered at the Camberwell site of Lewisham and Southwark College (Lesoco), south London, last week. 

College bosses are set to close the site in July after government funding cuts. Up to 200 jobs are threatened. 

Students can’t transfer to other sites because of lack of funding. Pascale Herreman is the UCU union rep at the site. 

She told Socialist Worker, “This site lies in the middle of an area with the largest community of Latin American and African people anywhere in Britain.

“Our students need somewhere to study that is accessible. A lot of them work unsocial hours and many have kids in local schools who have to be picked up.”

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Tue 5 May 2015, 15:55 BST
Issue No. 2452
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