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March 6 2012
Jenny Sutton, a TUSC candidate for the London assembly, has been elected to the national executive of the UCU lecturers’ union. She won a seat in the nationally-elected section for Further Education members.
Jenny, a lecturer at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, is one of a large group of executive members who are pushing for UCU to strike alongside other unions in defence of pensions on 28 March. She is also strongly committed to the defence of education in the face of government assaults and to anti-racism.
“I am pleased that many left activists have been elected to the executive,” says Jenny. “We will be pushing for an active and democratic union and for defiance of the government’s attacks.
“I will be working to make sure TUSC candidates are elected in London om May 3rd to add further weight to the battle against austerity and for the interests of the 99 percent.”
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Notes for editors
(1) The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands in opposition to public spending cuts and privatisation, calls for investment in public services and public ownership and control of the major utilities, the repeal of the anti-trade union laws. For more information see: http://www.tusc.org.uk/
In London TUSC is standing only in the London-wide list section for the London Assembly Elections. It is not contesting for mayor or in the constituency section.