‘Grave Concern’ Over Goldsmiths Cuts

Cllr Alan Hall has joined thousands of academics, artists and local residents to express ‘grave concern’ at the plans for 52 staff redundancies and a restructuring at Goldsmiths University sited in New Cross within the London Borough of Lewisham. The letter explains that Goldsmiths serves the needs of some of the most diverse communities in …

Deptford Is Changing – Is it for the Better?

The fact that ‘Deptford is Changing’ is not in dispute. Anita Strasser’s well researched and colourful book looks at today’s Deptford and the people who feel that they are not in control of their own destinies. The people who say that ‘this is not for us’ and feel that the social history, sense of community …

Goldsmith’s Staff ‘Strike Back’

Goldsmith’s College staff, members of the University and College Union (UCU) took strike action between Monday 9th and Friday 14th March. The strike was called to address the sustainability of the Universities Superannuation SchemeĀ (USS) and rising costs for members, and onĀ universities’ failure to make significant improvements on pay, equality, casualisation and workloads. The hashtag is …

Victory for Cleaners at Goldsmiths College

The campaign group Justice for Cleaners at Goldsmiths College can claim victory after a meeting of the Goldsmiths College, University of London Governing Council on Thursday, 20th September decided to bring the cleaning staff back in house. A Statement from from the Justice for Cleaners campaign read: “Very pleased to announce that Goldsmiths management have …