Socialist Worker

Rally at London Met to support sacked workers

by Sadie Robinson
Issue No. 2513

Campaigners at London Met

Campaigners at London Met (Pic: Michael Bradley)


Around 60 people rallied at London Metropolitan University on Wednesday of last week in defence of Mark Campbell and David Hardman.

The UCU union branch officers lost appeals against their compulsory redundancies earlier this month.

London Met UCU said they had been targeted because of their “activities as trade unionists”. UCU members at London Met were set to meet on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

They should call for a strike ballot to defend their reps and the right to organise.

Send messages of protest to London Met vice chancellor John Raftery at j.raftery@londonmet.ac.uk
National demonstration—Education for All—Saturday 23 July, assemble at London Met Tower Building, Holloway Road, 11.30am

National pay campaign

UCU union members at several universities struck last week as part of the continuing dispute over pay and conditions.

Workers walked out at Roehampton university on Wednesday and at Canterbury Christ Church university on Thursday. Strikes hit the University of Teesside and Swansea university on Friday.

Strikers want equal pay for women and an end to casualised contracts.

They have also rejected a paltry 1.1 percent pay offer from bosses.


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