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Leading trade unionists sacked as London Met plans 395 job cuts

Anger is escalating over management’s decision to make David Hardman and Mark Campbell,  the UCU branch secretary and branch chair, compulsorily redundant – the only two redundancies to be made, and with plans afoot to cut a staggering 395 jobs in September. With a vice-chancellor one of the few in favour of the Government’s white paper on higher education, and a governing board chair who was UK managing director of notorious education privateers Pearsons, it’s clear that London Met is being softened up for privatisation. National demonstration to reinstate Mark and David: Sat July 23, 11:30am, London Met Holloway Road site to Highbury Fields.

Spanish Trade unionist jailed for THREE AND A HALF YEARS

In a disturbing flashback to fascist Spain, Spanish trade unionist Andrés Bodalo is now two months into a three and a half year prison sentence for allegedly attacking an MP – even though police produced a video in court showing that Andrés was calming down fellow protestors on a march for jobs, and the MP concerned actually signing a petition for his release. On May 16th, 16 fellow trade unionists from Sat, including the national spokesperson, started a hunger strike – vowing not to eat until Andrés is freed. There is a complete news blackkout in Spain on this – please share this video and send messages of support to: info@sindicatoandaluz.org

Sean Taylor – Blacklist No 1

Official video for the new campaign single for the Blacklist Support Group. Multinational building contractors have for decades compiled a secret database of union members in the UK construction industry.
Union members were denied work over many years because they had been stewards or safety reps on previous building projects. Contractors recently had to pay out over £50 million in compensation to workers on the blacklist after a sustained campaign involving direct action, strikes and demos – but they are still being denied work. The campaign will continue until those workers are back where they belong – organising on building sites. More information: www.hazards.org/blacklistblog, or on Facebook: Blacklist Support Group

Paris: Nuit Debout Global Day of Action

A major new movement is growing in France. Thousands occupied Paris’s Place de la Republique for Nuit Debout’s global day of action, as they have done every day for the last six weeks. Similar occupations are happening daily in town squares across France as people from all cultures and classes meet, debate, discuss and practise real democracy. They are now calling on people all over the world to do the same.

Break Free 2016: Reclaim the Power unite with local community against coal

Spectacular start to the Break Free 2016 of global actions against dangerous fossil fuel projects, as Reclaim the Power shut down the biggest open cast coal mine in the UK, in Merthyr Tydfil. Local people explain why so many people oppose an expansion of the mine, and how thousands more jobs could be created in renewables than the paltry 150 at the mine.