UCU strike, 28 March 2012
UCU strike, Wednesday 28 March 2012
Members of UCU and National Union of Teachers (NUT) at schools, colleges and universities across London will tomorrow take strike action in protest against changes to their pensions.
Union members are opposing Government plans to make teachers and lecturers pay more and work longer for their pensions and get less in retirement. Next week sees the first stage of a 50 per cent increase in pension contributions for teachers and lecturers, despite evidence that the cost of their pensions is actually falling following changes made in 2007.
UCU and NUT members will march through central London, with protestors due to assemble outside Malet Street from 11am and set off at 11:45am. Speakers at the pre-march rally at Malet Street include writer, political commentator and activist Owen Jones.
Marchers will then make their way through Bloomsbury, down Shaftesbury Avenue, along Charing Cross Road, down Whitehall and across Parliament Square to the Department for Education (DfE). At approximately 1pm there will be a rally outside the DfE where there will be speeches from UCU and NUT members and the children’s laureate Michael Rosen.
For more information go to this page on the national UCU website.