stop cutsThe University of London has announced the closure of three of its intercollegiate Halls of Residence, with over 80 redundancies threatened, effective from 30 June 2014

Many of those facing redundancy will be workers who have been at the forefront of the London Living Wage campaign, as well as the ongoing 3 Cosas campaign which has successfully fought for improved terms and conditions for outsourced workers at the UoL.

The IWGB is demanding:

  • a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies
  • full and meaningful consultation with the IWGB
  • the same wage levels for any workers transferred to contracts outside the UoL
  • the same terms and conditions for any transferred workers

These workers are among the most vulnerable at the University, and have been a national example through their successful campaigns for the living wage and 3 Cosas.

Please email Vice-Chancellor Adrian Smith in support of these demands – full details are at, and please come to the demonstration tomorrow!