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Strike at London Metropolitan University in jobs row

17 June 2011

Members of UCU at London Metropolitan University will be taking strike action on Wednesday (22 June) in defence of jobs at the beleaguered institution.

The university is proceeding with a programme of radical cuts to arts and humanities, which has led to threats of redundancy among academic and support staff and courses facing the axe. The union said it hopes strike action can be avoided. However, it said the university had to improve on the redundancy avoidance agreement and enhance the terms of voluntary severance currently on offer.
The strike day coincides with a meeting of the university's board of governors and a march and rally have been organised by the local UCU branch, UNISON and the students' union aimed at highlighting the issues around the defence of education raised by the university's strategy.
The rally will be addressed by Michael MacNeil, national head of higher education at UCU, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS union, and Denise Bertuchi  from UNISON.

Full details of the march and rally are available here

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