Saturday, 11 December 2010

David Cameron, hear us say, hands off EMA!

Monday 13th December
Day of Action to defend EMA

4pm onwards – after school protest at government offices

Called by Education Activist Network, supported by London Region UCU
Department of Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

Unkettle Education!
Fees, cuts and EMA: how do we fight to win?

6pm – public meeting, Central London (watch this space for venue)
Called by Education Activist Network, supported by London Region UCU

Speakers include school and college students, university occupiers, parents, teachers and special guests to be announced

This Monday a coalition of trade unions has called for a day of action to defend the Education Maintenance Allowance. This will come just days after MPs vote on the trebling of University tuition fees. Access to higher and further education is already grossly unequal. A report published this weekend by Shadow Education minister David Lammy MP reveals that 21 Oxbridge colleges did not accept a single black student last year. Now the attacks on education could mean that millions of ordinary people are denied the right to higher and further education altogether.

But over the past four weeks tens of thousands of students have walked out, defying sub-zero temperatures and police harassment to fight against fees, cuts and the scrapping of EMA. This is the generation that will not be silenced, kettled or denied the right to education and it has inspired parents, teachers and millions of people facing the Con-Dem axe. Now we need to come together and ask how we can defeat these attacks and win the right to education for all.

For more on the trade union day of action around the country, see

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