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LSBU UNISON Annual General Meeting 2018

Come and meet your representatives and find out what your union has been doing for you over the past twelve months and the plans for the next year.

As Brexit looms closer and austerity continues (for some) the government is trying to shackle the unions at a time when they are needed most of all so come and have your say.

More details, incuding ballot forms can be found on our website

http://www.lsbunison.org.uk/?page_id=542

Lunch provided

Please register so that we know how many to cater for https://unison-agm.eventbrite.co.uk

LSBU UNISON Branch invites you to a lunchtime event featuring John Page from Hope not Hate

You are invited to come along for a buffet lunch and meet your UNISON team.

John Page from Hope Not Hate will be speaking andthere will be an opportunity to put questions to John and the Branch Executivbe

The HOPE not hate campaign was founded in 2004 to provide a positive antidote to the politics of hate.

HOPE not hate was established to offer a more positive and engaged way of doing anti-fascism. Prioritising working in communities to town centre demonstrations; they engaged and spoke to local people and offered an alternative to  other organisations that were tapping into a wider mood of alienation and hardship and it was important to address issues of concern to voters.

Since it was founded in 2004, HOPE not hate has become one of the largest and most successful political action groups in the country.

https://hopenothate.org.uk/

LSBU Does Pride 2015

SONET, the staff sexual orientation netwrok are joining jorces with the student LGBT+ group to take part in this year’s annual London Gay Pride march.

The event is open to all staff, students and friends irrespective osf sexual orientation and, as we are going to be on an open topped Routemaster bus this year, it should be a really great day out.

If you fancy coming, then please contact Terry Eastham or the LSBU Dvidersity Email address for more details

If you are in the West End after 1pm on the day then please give us a shout as we go by.

Support London Met – Defend Jobs – Defend Education

Visit our picket lines: all London Met Uni buildings will have pickets on 4th June, 8.30am-11am

 Come to our Rally outside the original Women’s Library building; where the London Met Board of Governors are having their ‘strategy day’. 

When? 12-2pm

Where? The Women’s Library, 25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT

Come to our social afterwards … Where? Duke of Somerset, 15 Little Somerset Street, London E1 8AH from 3pm …

10 Ways to Support London Met on 4th June

1) Visit our picket lines: all London Met Uni buildings will have pickets on 4th June, 8.30am-11am

2) Come to our Rally outside the original Women’s Library building; where the London Met Board of Governors are having their ‘strategy day’. 

When? 12-2pm

Where? The Women’s Library, 25 Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT

The Governors are refusing to meet with or listen to UNISON to resolve our dispute, so we’re going to have to turn up the noise …

3) Join the Facebook event.

4) Sign the petition and share with all your networks.

5) Students can sign this statement too.

6) Tweet with  the Hashtag #HandsoffLondonMet

7) Come to our social afterwards … Where? Duke of Somerset, 15 Little Somerset Street, London E1 8AH From 3pm … 

 8) Fwd this email to all your networks.

9) Print this leaflet and hand out at other events.

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10) Contact us with your ideas on what else we could be doing and what you can offer…

 Go to UNISON branch website for more: http://www.londonmetunison.org.uk/

 And UCU: https://uculondonmet.wordpress.com/

Stop the London Met Job Cuts – Sign the Petition

http://www.ucu.org.uk/stopthelondonmetcuts

London Metropolitan University has announced plans to cut 165 academic and professional support staff. The staff unions and students are fighting the plans.

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Open letter

Dear London Met Board of Governors,
 
We are writing to implore you to reconsider the current plan to cut 165 academic and professional support staff at the university, and instead join with staff and students in developing an alternative plan to effectively grow the university to secure its future. 
 
London Met has long played a vital role in providing educational opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged groups in society, and we are some of its very many supporters. Unfortunately, we believe that its proud record of widening participation and student centred teaching and learning is now being put at significant risk by the current redundancy plan and strategy of shrinkage being pursued by the vice-chancellor.
 
We further believe such staff cuts will only act to greatly accelerate the spiral of decline that has already significantly damaged the university’s prospects over the past few years.
 
The loss of London Met would be a loss for the whole of London, and, in particular, the predominately working class communities it expressly serves. We therefore urgently call upon you to turn away from this misguided strategy of shrinkage, rescind the planned 165 job cuts, and join with staff and students in developing a coherent, workable, and forward looking recovery plan for the necessary re-growth of London Met to enable it to continue serving the needs of its communities.
 
Initial signatories:
 
Jeremy Corbyn MP (Islington North)
Councillor James Murray (Executive Member for Housing, Islington Council)
Liz Lawrence (UCU President)
Jon Rogers (Unison National Executive)
Aaron Kiely (NUS National Executive, London Met student)
Sean Vernell (City and Islington College UCU)
Max Watson (London Met Unison)
Mark Campbell (London Met UCU)