Monday, 17 August 2015

UCU retired members' branch update

Next Branch Meeting
Thursday November 5th at 2pm
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Defend the Union at London Met

On Thursday 27 August, Max Watson, London Met Uni UNISON Branch Secretary will be making his appeal against compulsory redundancy.  Max Watson, is under threat of being made redundant. He is the only member of staff in his whole faculty being made compulsorily redundant and one of only three UNISON members facing compulsory redundancy among non academic staff across the whole University.
Solidarity Demonstration Thursday 27th August, 12-2pm
Outside Rocket Complex, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road

Fund Raising Dinner for Medical Aid for Greece

on Friday September 18th.
Cypriot Centre, Earlham Grove, Wood Green N22 5HJ
Fabulous Buffet Dinner! Live Bouzouki Music! A Raffle! - Bring own wine!
ORDER TICKETS (BOOK A TABLE!)  £30.00 each from  greecesolidarity@mail.com  Send cheques, payable to ‘Medical Aid for Greece’, to Greece Solidarity Campaign, Housman’s Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N19DX.
Pay direct: to Medical Aid for Greece A/C 20307259  Sort Code 08-60-01. 

Iranian Teachers' Leader Arrested  

Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Iranian Teachers' Trade Association, was arrested on 27 June following his attempt to obtain a visa to attend the 7th Education International World Congress in Ottawa, Canada in late July. The Education International is deeply concerned about the repression facing representatives of the Coordinating Council of Iranian Teachers Trade Associations.
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Another Walk in Deepest Bedfordshire

Monday 24th August 2015 Meet on Platform 3 at St Pancras International station at 10.45, with tickets, for the 11.01 train to Luton
This walk is being organised by Richard who can be contacted on 07903019336
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Bahrain: Support Early Day Motion 241

Sponsored by Angus MacNeil, among others, the motion provides a comprehensive overview of the spectrum of human rights abuses for which the regime is regularly condemned by Amnesty and other rights advocacy groups. Numerous areas of "ongoing violations" are identified.
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Next Branch Meeting

Thursday November 5th at 2pm

Meetings take place in the union office in Carlow Street NW1 7LH, nearest tube Mornington Crescent.
All retired academic staff are welcome (as well as those about to retire).
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