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From The Socialist newspaper, 19 May 2005
College lecturers fight back
Week-long strike at London Met
LECTURERS AT London Met University are on strike for a week against
management's attempts to force almost 400 of them into a contract they
don't want. The university have threatened to sack lecturers who don't
agree to the new contract, but have refused to negotiate any changes.
The new contracts are part of an increase in bureaucracy in the
university which is widening the distance between staff and students;
and trying to determine academic priorities without consulting academic
staff. For example, the new contracts management are trying to impose
don't include any time for lecturers to do research!
Students are also suffering as a result of these changes. Many feel
that London Met is being run more as a business than as a university.
The Socialist Students' Society, along with other students, has been
campaigning to link students' concerns with the lecturers' dispute.
It is ridiculous that the lecturers have been forced to strike just
to bring management to the negotiating table. It is time to make sure
the university is really feeling the pressure.
Please send letters of protest to: Sir John Carter, Chair of
Governors, c/o John McParland, London Met University, 166-220 Holloway
Road, London N7 8DB. And copies to: Miss J Golden, NATFHE, 27 Britannia
Street, London WC1 9BR.
More info: www.natfhe-london.org.uk
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In The Socialist 19 May 2005:
Public health not private profit
More bad news for economy
Hands off incapacity benefit
Standing for socialism at Blackheath High
Football: Fans protest at billionaire’s takeover
Desperate smears on George Galloway
E=mc2 - how Einstein changed our understanding of the
Revolt and repression in Uzbekistan
USA: Time to mobilise and fight back
The curse of long working hours
Royal Mail privatisation threat after workers deliver record profits
Firefighters urge union to face up to challenges
Week-long strike at London Met
Calls for an end to trade union passivity at Amicus conference
The Socialist 19 May 2005 |
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