Central London language school workers fight back

Submitted by AWL on 15 January, 2015 - 11:56

Workers at the Leicester Square School of English in London are organising a fightback after the owner, Craig Tallents, closed down the school without notice, owing staff thousands of pounds in unpaid wages.

On top of this, LSSE management literally left students out in the cold. Having not been told of the school's decision to close, newly arrived international students came to the school on Monday morning, having already paid for and been promised accommodation that LSSE management knew they would no longer be in a position to provide. Luckily, occupying teachers were their to help them out, but LSSE management were perfectly happy to leave these vulnerable students stranded in central London.

In response to these injustices, staff occupied the school and have organised a campaign to secure their rightful wages. So far, they caused the owner, Craig Tallents, to resign from the posh Bancroft's School and have caused him to take down the website of his company, Asparagus Management Consulting.

For the next stage of the campaign, a picket is planned for this Saturday, the 17th of January. Further information about the dispute can be found here

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