1028The formal hearing of our complaint against the University of London over its handling of the recent ICE request will take place on Tuesday 7 July at the Wesley on Euston Street.

All members are welcome to come and cheer on proceedings – just drop us a line on uol@iwgb.org.uk and we can give you more details.

The UoL is pulling out all the stops – they have engaged QC David Reade (pictured), whose resume includes acting for British Airways in their injunction case against Unite, and for British Coal against the NUM. Why the University would rather spend a fortune on this redoubtable union-basher rather than sit down and talk with IWGB representatives is beyond us, and should they lose the case a fine of up to £75k could be added to the cost of their intransigence.

Anyway, we have our own crack legal team from Cloisters Chambers, who in true David and Goliath style have taken on the case pro bono – hasta la victoria siempre!