Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Demonstration the 12th of May to support Student Occupation at Commercial Road today. COMMERCIAL RD, CITY CAMPUS 5.30 – 6PM TUESDAY 12th MAY
From UCU and UNISON's Save London Met campaign committee:
Students in the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design have occupied rooms in Commercial Rd in protest at the proposed cuts to staff. We understand that they are demanding that Management drop the proposals to make staff redundant and that managers come to explain to students what is happening.
It is encouraging to find such levels of support among our students and to see them so active in defence of education. We sympathise with their frustration and with the sense that management will not listen to any arguments, however well reasoned or constructive.
Rumour has it that, unlike all the other universities occupied earlier this year, London Metropolitan will not allow this to run its course and that management is taking the students to court to regain possession of the coffee bar. No classes are being disrupted as far as we know.
We are therefore calling for a brief demonstration outside Commercial Road at 5.30 today. Please come and show students that solidarity works both ways!
See here for location details:
COMMERCIAL RD, CITY CAMPUS 5.30 – 6PM TUESDAY 12th MAY