Thursday, January 21News For London

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‘Mind the pay gaps’: UCU strikers pledge to keep fighting

‘Mind the pay gaps’: UCU strikers pledge to keep fighting

Breaking News, Politics, protest
Students gathered outside Queen Mary University of London to support their striking lecturers as 'The University and College Union' continues their fight for better pay and working conditions. The university is one of 60 universities and colleges across the UK involved in the strike action. On 18 November the UCU announced the strike would take place from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 4 December. "Our members have reached a breaking point", said the UCU as the strike entered its sixth day. Picket lines have been forming all over London, with lecturers and students shouting for higher pay and elimination of zero-hour contracts. 43, 000 members walking out Classes have been canceled and assignments delayed as around 43, 000 UCU members have been walking out of work. Members str
Funding campaign to return deported grandmother to UK surpasses goal

Funding campaign to return deported grandmother to UK surpasses goal

DontUse, International, News, Politics
Online fundraiser to bring Irene Clenell home surpassed its goal of £20,000 A grandmother who has been married to a British man for 27 years has been deported from the UK to her country of origin, one day after a fundraising campaign to return her home surpassed its target of £20,000 by nearly £7000. Irene Clennell was held in a Scottish detention centre from the beginning of February, and was flown to Singapore on Sunday. She was granted indefinite leave for residence in the UK until it was invalidated by her visits to Singapore to care for her ageing parents. Clennell’s sister-in-law, Angela Clennell, described the rules that permitted the deportation as “intense and unfair.” She said that her brother, Irene Clennell’s husband, was severely ill. Clennell unsuccessfully tried to repea