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Lecturers strike over cuts in college courses

PUBLISHED: 13:16 02 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:30 05 October 2010

LECTUERS are out on strike tomorrow (Friday) in London’s East End over axing courses that will hit hundreds of students learning English as a second language. Around 100 are expected to join a walk-out at 11am over cuts at Tower Hamlets College

By Gemma Collins

LECTUERS are out on strike tomorrow (Friday) in London’s East End over axing courses that will hit hundreds of students learning English as a second language.

Around 100 lecturers are expected to join a walk-out at 11am in protest at proposed cuts at the huge Tower Hamlets College in Poplar.

The college insists it is “feeling the crunch” of a reduction in Government funding and fears a strike could have a negative impact on the college reputation and long-term recruitment.

The lecturers’ union claims the cuts are “a huge overreaction” which will hit 800 students on waiting lists, affecting mainly East London’s vulnerable communities.


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