Victory for campaigners as government pledges £32.3m to buy back college campus

FE Week Reports:

The government has pledged up to £32.3 million to help buy back a college campus that serves the community affected by the Grenfell Tower fire – marking a huge win for campaigners.

The funding will support the recovery and refurbishment of Kensington and Chelsea College’s site on Wornington Road, as well as its merger with Morley College.

The Wornington site was sold for £25.3 million to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 2016, despite heavy local opposition.Read on ...

Educational trip to Kraków and Auschwitz

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) is again organising an educational trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp and to Kraków in Poland.
The aim of the trip is to offer a greater
understanding of the Holocaust.

We will be based in Kraków, once one of the
great Jewish centres of Europe. Between June
1942 and March 1943, the Nazis ‘cleared out’
the city’s Jewish Ghetto, where the Nazis had
forced Jews to live, and sent all the inhabitants to extermination camps.… Read on ...

Ruskin College under fire for trade union victimisation

Ruskin College in Oxford has been accused of trade union victimisation following a string of disciplinary and redundancy threats directed at UCU members.

Three union reps are facing disciplinary investigations. One of them, Lee Humber, suspended for “spurious reasons” just days after the local branch passed a motion of no confidence in the principal.

Please sign the petition calling for his reinstatement.

The college has said it intends to commence disciplinary investigations into what UCU considers to be the trade union duties and activities of a further two UCU reps.… Read on ...