London Metropolitan University UCU is now balloting for strike action and action short of strike in a fight to stop a further 165 job cuts. They believe these cuts will seriously damage the viability of the university.
The London Met Board of Governors will be meeting on the evening of Tuesday, 12 May, and Unison and UCU, with strong student and community support, have called a mass lobby outside of the governors (4:30-6pm, Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7PF). The London Retired Members branch banner will be there, please try and come to support our colleagues. The unions at London Met are also asking supporters to sign an open letter to the governors.More details here...
EDL marching in Walthamstow on 9th May
The English Defence League has announced plans to march through Walthamstow onSaturday 9 May. The local trade unions are asking for support for the peaceful protest on Saturday 9 May to defend and celebrate Waltham Forest’s multicultural community and send a clear message that the fascist EDL is not welcome. Assemble 12 noon at the top of Walthamstow Market, opposite Walthamstow Central Station (Victoria Line and Network Rail from Liverpool Street) The London Retired Members branch banner will be here as well.