VICTORY – We stopped the Fees increase at Lambeth College

Posted: June 30, 2013 by rabidleftwinger in Demonstrate, Rally & Occupy!
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Lambeth College ESOL protest
Last Wednesday students from the English for Speakers of Others Languages course at Lambeth College marched to hand in a letter of protest to the principal. The principal plans to double their fees in September. This is part of an ongoing campaign against cuts in Lambeth College

The letter reads:

Dear Mr Silverman,

We are writing this letter because we don’t agree with the fees to enrol in the college next year this is a lot of money for students. The last year’s fees for enrolment were good and we could pay them. Next year the hours of the courses are going to be less than this year. This isn’t fair for us because we are paying more money for less time

Single ESOL personThere are some people not working full-time just some hours per week similar to part time; we have other expenses payable and responsibilities and some students stay alone here, they don’t have any help from anyone and also them don’t get any benefits;

“How do you think can we pay this …. ?”

This public college is should be available for everyone not just people who can pay a lot of money

We really want to complaint about this because we need to learn the language some need it for their career as well for getting the new job in the future and we need to pay less for it.

You are always talking about this but we need help from your and you don don’t seem to do anything about that in fact you do the opposite with your students.

We need to hear from you as soon as possible, are you going to do something about this please.

Thank you

UPDATE: Following this demonstration and other representations to management by staff and ESOL students, management have reversed their decision to increase fees for students on benefits or in low-paid work. Congratulations to all who took part. Protest works!

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  1. […] Meanwhile, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students at the college have been fighting a fee increase. On 26 June they led a walkout and marched down Brixton Hill. (See photos below.) Just over the last few days management have agreed to negotiations to not increase the fees. (For more on their victory, see here.) […]

  2. […] Meanwhile, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students at the college have been fighting a fee increase. On 26 June they led a walkout and marched down Brixton Hill. (See photos below.) Just over the last few days management have agreed to negotiations to not increase the fees. (For more on their victory, see here.) […]

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