London Metropolitan University to Axe 400 Staff

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London Metropolitan University is looking to cut around 400 staff jobs as well as shut down two of its three campuses as part of an overhaul of the institution.

The £125m plan will see all students and staff being transferred to one location over the next two years.

According to London Metropolitan's vice-chancellor John Raftery, the restructuring will help to secure the institution's future. By bringing together the various departments spread out across three campuses the university will be able to consolidate facilities and staff.

University and College Union spokesperson Barry Jones indicated that they will be making the case for an alternative approach during the upcoming consultation, whereby they will fight for the interests of the university's staff and students.

The proposed restructuring comes on top of a further 93 job loses that were announced earlier this year.

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