The University of London Union (ULU) has called an education bloc on the Trades Union Congress (TUC) demonstration for ‘A Future That Works’ on October 20th.
The call has been supported by all the students unions in the University of London as well as the Birkbeck, Senate House, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Institution of Education (IOE) branches of Unison, and University College London (UCL), IOE and SOAS branches of the University and College Union (UCU).
The education bloc will assemble at 11am outside the ULU building on Malet Street and form a feeder march to join the main demonstration.
ULU Vice President Daniel Cooper said: “The government’s austerity agenda affects all of us. The attacks on education form part of the wider assault on public services. Many students now work part-time or are destined for a precarious job market. On October 20th we will be marching together with the organised labour movement to send a message of defiance and opposition to the Coalition.”
Naomi Bain from Birkbeck Unison said: “I am really pleased that students are supporting this march, just as education workers will support the student march in November. We have been planning together and supporting one another’s struggles and will continue to do so.”
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