MARCH FOR EDUCATION
Back Pension and Pay Strikes
Wednesday 28 February
Assemble 12 noon, ULU, Malet Street WC1
Depart 1pm. March to Parliament Square
Called by London Region UCU.
Rally in Westminster Central Hall from 2pm
Confirmed speakers include Sally Hunt UCU, Gordon Marsden MP, John McDonnell MP, Ian Hodson BFAWU, Kevin Courtney NEU and Jo Galloway UNISON.
Education is under a massive attack. Tuition fees for university have gone through the roof and colleges are in frantic competition with each other to recruit students. Now the employers want to wreck the pensions of Higher Education staff, who have voted 88% for strike action across the country with record turnouts.
This demonstration is scheduled for the last day in the first wave of the university pension strikes. For the first time in history, staff in 61 UK universities will have struck for a full week from Thursday to Wednesday. Some 15 colleges of Further Education will also be on strike in London on the same day.
We welcome delegations and support from outside London and from across the student and trade union movement. You can get in touch by email or by leaving a comment on our website.