March for Education
The Money’s There – Where’s Our Share?
Demonstrate 26 February
Assemble 12.00 in Tavistock Square WC1
12 Noon: Rally outside UCEA/UUK HQ with speakers
March to the City at 1.30pm
via Malet St, Russell Sq, Aldwych, Fleet St
Ends at Bank 3pm
Post-demo strike meeting, Rich Mix, Shoreditch 3.30pm
Beginning of march and protest outside USS offices
Staff in seventy-four universities across the UK will mark the end of the first five-day strike period on 26 February.
On that date, to bring the strike movement together, London Region UCU are organising a march from UCEA/UUK offices to the City of London.
We must unite to march for Education. It is time to stand up to the City fat cats, speculating on campuses and hoping to profit from the wrecking of our pensions. (The City is also where USS Ltd are based.)
12 Noon Assemble for the Demo at Tavistock Square outside Woburn House, home of UCEA and UUK
12 – 1pm Outdoor rally in Tavistock Square
We have a flat bed truck with PA system to address the crowd.
There will be guest speakers and opportunity for members to speak.
1 – 3pm March to City of London
The march will go via Malet Street and Southampton Row down to Aldwych and the Strand, and then turn left towards the City. We will march along Fleet St to Bank tube.
We will have a few speeches there before dispersing.
We want to have a good visible showing with banners outside the Royal Exchange building. The money is there…
More information: see Route
3.30-6pm Post-demo strike meeting, Rich Mix, Shoreditch, hosted by UCL UCU
We have called a strike meeting at the end of this phase to give reps a chance to talk to each other and plan phase 2.
This will be an important meeting. It will be a chance for a proper discussion between colleagues and branches about the next steps in the strike. Our demo will mark the end of the first phase, but we need to discuss what next before we embark on two weeks of four and five-day strikes.
Transport: You can walk to Shoreditch up the A10 Bishopsgate, but there is an easier option. There are several buses that take you direct from Bank/Threadneedle Street to Rich Mix. Two buses drop you outside Rich Mix. (Alight at: Bethnal Green Rd/Shoreditch High St.) Bus 8 from Bank Station (Stop C) and Bus 388 from Bishopsgate at the top of Threadneedle St.
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