29 Jun 2011

J30, we are many, they are few!

Strike action over the Teachers’ Pension Scheme tomorrow

As you will know tomorrow on Thursday 30 June UCU members in FE and post-92 universities will be taking strike action alongside PCS, NUT, and ATL and there are picket lines, demonstrations and rallies taking place across the country.

Members in post-92 universities, FE colleges and adult education are asked to support their pickets and observe the strike.

Members in pre-92 universities are not taking strike action tomorrow but are asked to show their support by visiting picket lines or support the rallies if possible.

March and rally in London

Tomorrow will also see a major march and rally in London, beginning at Lincoln’s Inn Fields and ending at Westminster Central Hall. This looks like being a big event and a major focal point for anger against the government’s plans to cut pensions.

The details are as follows:

March assembles Lincoln's Inn Fields: 11:00am

March begins: 11:40am
Rally: 1:15pm at Westminster Central Hall

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A one day strike is a total waste of time.

We should be out for longer and on a frequent basis until some headway is made with our reasonable requests.

It's a shame it's taken a pensions issue to galvanise one of the softest groups of people in the land, rather than a principled stand on an education issue of which there have been several in recent years.

I fear it is doomed to fail, however, as I can't see teachers sacrificing much of their comfy lifestyle in the short term for a long-term gain. Such is life these days.

Still, very best wishes to all on strike tomorrow.