Striking lecturers plan rally over education cuts

LECTUERS on strike at East London’s biggest community and sixthform college hold a protest rally on Saturday. Staff at Tower Hamlets college walked out last month in protest at education cuts which will mean loss of teaching posts and axing adult education courses

LECTUERS on strike at East London’s biggest community and sixthform college hold a protest rally on Saturday.

Staff at Tower Hamlets college walked out last month in protest at education cuts which will mean loss of teaching posts and axing adult education courses in one of Britain’s most deprived boroughs.

Funding is being cut to the college, with its campuses for 2,000 students in Poplar, Stepney and Bethnal Green.

Hardest hit are the English language courses helping migrants into employment.


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“What’s at stake is the future of the college as a provider of essential education services in the East End,” said Tower Hamlets Opposition councillor Dulal Uddin.

“This will badly hit young people who are desperate for a decent start in life and for women from ethnic minorities desperate to be full and independent citizens.”

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Saturday’s 2pm rally is being held at Whitechapel’s Altab Ali Park where Bethnal Green & Bow MP George Galloway is due to address the striking lecturers.

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