(NCAFC conference on 14 June in solidarity with the LeSoCo struggle)
Since 2009, cuts have decimated Further Education. With the re-election of the Tories, these cuts look set to continue and deepen – but workers and students in FE are fighting back.
Lewisham and Southwark College, in South London, is at the sharp end. It faces the closure of its Camberwell Campus, the closure of the Pozyganza social enterprise for students with learning difficulties, the closure of Trade Union Studies, cuts to dyslexia and disability support and cuts to English classes. Up to 200 jobs are under threat.
Rebecca Galbraith, a UCU rep at LeSoCo, said: “Our cuts are by far the worst in London. The cuts will decimate the college, lead to further financial trouble and have a huge impact on our local community.”
What you can do to build solidarity
1. Support the strikes!
Thursday 18 and Friday 19 June
Picket lines from 7.30am at:
∙ Waterloo site, 25 The Cut, SE1 8LF
∙ Camberwell site, Southampton Way SE5 7EW
∙ Lewisham site, Lewisham Way, SE4 1UT
∙ Deptford site, Deptford Church Street, SE8 4RZ
Thursday 18th – 10.45am to 11.15am: Rally in defence of education outside the Lewisham Way campus.
Friday 19th – 10.30am: Hands up for Camberwell! All supporters are asked to head to Camberwell for a demonstration in support of the campus.
2. Online presence
Like the campaign’s Facebook page here.
For more information email [email protected] and check out cargocollective.com/UCU-Campaigns-LeSoCo/Join-the-Campaign