Lecturers at Hackney Communisty College have voted to take two days of strike action — a one day strike on Tuesday 12 October, followed by another at the beginning of November.
College management have announced cuts of up to 71 jobs, affecting both lecturers and support staff.
Ten of the proposed redundancies are in Adult and Continuing Learning provision and are directly attributable to the Hackney Learning Trust insisting on offering the college a reduced budget.
The college has gained awards for excellence and students have achieved above average academic and vocational results due to dedicated staff. Staff do not understand how the college will be more made more “efficient” by staff cuts.
The college NATFHE branch appeals to trade unionists, community organisations and residents to take immediate action to support this fight to save jobs and education in Hackney.
Send messages of support to Maggie Carmen, NATFHE, Hackney Community College, Falkirk St, London N1 6HQ
e-mail c/o email@example.com
Donating to the union Fighting Fund: cheques payable to Hackney Community College, NATFHE
Write to Paul Barnes, Chair of Governors, at the college, as above.