Save ESOL petition and placards
Siôn Simon is reported in the Sutton Observer as saying:
“I saw a delegation and we had a long chat about their concerns which I support – I have signed their petition. It’s the wrong way to be saving a bit of money. I have written to the minister, Bill Rammell, expressing my support for the ESOL.”
This was the latest part of the West Midlands branch of the national Save ESOL campaign, which took part in the 1000+-strong lobby of Parliament on the subject, held a well-attended public meeting which included local community and refugee organisations, and continues to lobby and write to MPs, the Learning and Skills Council, talk to the DfES, and raise public awareness of this important issue.
1. More info on the ESOL Campaign, including quotes from those affected, is available on the website www.ucu.org.uk under UCU Campaigns.
2. For more information, contact:
Kathy Gaffney UCU Branch Development Organiser Phone: 0121 634 7388