Education Demonstration, 28 February

MARCH FOR EDUCATION
Back Pension and Pay Strikes

Wednesday 28 February

Assemble 12 noon, ULU, Malet Street WC1
Depart 1pm. March to Parliament Square

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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.

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Joint Union Rally and UCEA protest, 6 February

At London Met, Unison and UCU are rallying outside the Tower Building at 12 noon.

In the Bloomsbury area, colleagues will protest outside the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) HQ, Woburn House, Tavistock Sq at 1pm, to progress collectively to Conway Hall for the Rally.

  • The importance of the Region coming together for a united protest has increased since it was announced that a number of institutions in London – QMUL, UEL, Kingston and others – have threatened to make deductions of a whole day’s pay for the current two-hour strikes.
  • We need to make good on the slogan: An injury to one is an injury to all.
  • Fortunately, during a one-day strike, if not a two-hour one, it is possible for colleagues to come together between different colleges across London. The purpose of the rally is thus one of mutual solidarity and to mark the beginning of the next phase in our pay dispute.

DETAILS:

UCEA PROTEST:
Protest outside UCEA
Pay up – No pay docking!
1pm, outside Woburn House, Tavistock Square

RALLY DETAILS:
London Region Joint Union Rally
Fair Pay in HE!
2pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square

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