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Public meeting: “UCL Stratford: Bulldozing a community?” / Weds 31st Oct, 6pm

Wednesday 31st October, 6pm-8pm AV Hill Lecture Theatre, UCL main campus (closest station, Euston) On the 24th of October, Newham Council approved UCL’s proposal to build a new campus on the Carpenter’s Estate, despite opposition from residents, leading UCL academics, and UCLU. If UCL doesn’t pull out now or radically revise its plans, this would … Continue reading

“Shared Services”: The Very Latest in Driving Down Wages and Conditions

Shared services are, simply put, a method for universities to outsource workers to private employers more brutally and cheaply than before. Labelled ‘Shark services’ by the London Met Unison branch, this is a technique which is likely to spread through the public sector (starting it seems with education) and as such is worth close examination. … Continue reading