Education Demonstration, 28 February

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.


Open co-ordinating meeting for the USS dispute

* Defend USS * Defend Pensions *

– Building the action, building the union
– Defending ASOS, defending members against pay docking
– Challenging the necessity of cuts

Wednesday 12 November, 6pm
Room V122
SOAS Vernon Square campus
Vernon Square, Penton Rise
Kings Cross

Open to all UCU members – Please send reps from your institution
Called by London Region UCU