Monthly Archives: January 2013

Report on National Protest & March, with pics

On Saturday 26th January over 200 people took to the streets of Halesowen to demand the reinstatement of four members of the Maths department who had been sacked.  On a cold day, with snow on the ground, there was a fantastic array of banners and placards showing how far people had come to express solidarity […]

Response to Corporation statement on David Muritu’s dismissal

Anyone who has seen the press will have seen the statement released by the Corporation, which was also taken around the college by Senior Management in specially arranged briefings. The statement begins as follows: “David Muritu was dismissed for his consistent failure to carry out the fundamental part of the job as a lecturer in […]

Pics from the national day of protest, Friday 18th Jan

In spite of heavy snow, Halesowen UCU gathered outside the college at 7.45 this morning to launch the nationwide day of protest for the Halesowen 4. Throughout the day messages and photos of support have been flooding in from all around the country as UCU branches and other activist groups met to organise their support […]

Why you need to vote “Yes” on strike action and FAQ about the ballot

WHY VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION OR ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE? We urge you to vote in favour of strike action and action short of a strike and we hope that you have already decided to do so when your ballot paper arrives over the next couple of days. If you’re undecided about how to […]

UPDATE: All members of the Halesowen 4 are dismissed! Campaign builds!

The remaining three members of the Halesowen 4 have been dismissed.  Hearings took place for the remaining three members on Monday and all three UCU members had to wait until Friday to hear about the outcome.  This afternoon all three teachers were dismissed. Each dismissal letter featured the same reason! Lecturers were dismissed for the […]

Public Meeting: Monday 14th Jan, 7.30, Old Hill Cricket Club

Following the successful protest yesterday and further calls from within the branch to respond to the unjust sacking and disciplinaries, the Justice for the Halesowen 4 campaign team will be staging a public meeting at: Old Hill Cricket Club Haden Hill Park Road Cradley Heath West Midlands B64 7HF Map here: http://www.oldhillcc.co.uk/page5.html The meeting will […]

Huge lobby kicks off campaign to reclaim college community

Large numbers of union and student activists gathered as the sun rose at Halesowen College today to show senior management that shock and outrage at the dismissal of Dave Muritu and the disciplinaries being pushed on other staff had not gone away as intended over the Christmas holidays, but has grown and grown to breaking […]