National action for further education funding and pay
Wednesday 17 October 2018 12:15pm Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4
Colleges are important – to their students, their staff and their local communities. But for too long the vital work they do has been overlooked and underfunded. This situation is not sustainable and ultimately impacts on college students and staff, businesses, communities and the wider economy.
That is why trade unions, students and colleges are coming together to call for better funding and fair pay for further education colleges.
Come and join us for national action in London on Wednesday 17 October. The day will include:
March for further education
Assemble 12.15pm Waterloo Place, SW1Y 4
March will depart 12.45pm from Waterloo Place, finishing at Parliament Square.
Join us from 1.30 – 2.30pm in Parliament Square to hear from a range of speakers about why we #loveourcolleges and want the government to invest more in further education.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS include:
– Angela Rayner, Shadow Education Secretary
– Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary
– Shakira Martin, NUS President
– Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion
– Christine McAnea, UNISON Deputy General Secretary
– David Hughes, Association of Colleges Chief Executive
– Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint General Secretary
– Kevin Rowan, TUC Head of Organisation, Services and Skills
Mass lobby of parliament
Visit your MP in parliament on the day and ask them to #loveourcolleges and support fair funding and better pay in further education. Please contact your MP as soon as possible in advance of the day to arrange a meeting – you may wish to talk to colleagues and students about arranging a group meeting on the day. You can contact your MP via https://www.writetothem.com/.
The national action is being supported by: the University and College Union, the Association of Colleges, UNISON, the National Education Union, Unite, GMB, the National Union of Students, the Association of School and College Lecturers and the TUC.