HE & FE rally for pensions and jobs
Methodist Central Hall, London. Wed 28 Feb 2018
Sally Hunt, UCU. THe universities thought the union would never get
support for the strike, but there were
large turnouts for the secret ballots, with high percentages voting
for striking, depsite the restrictive trade union laws
Frances O'Grady, John McDonnell (mainly hidden0 at left behind Sally
John McDonnell came to the microphone and greeted us all in Russian,
joing about the gutter press trying to
smear him and Jeremy Corbyn as communist spies.
He pledged Labour's full support to the strikers, and their intention
to get rid of unfair laws limiting the actions of
the trade unions.
An activist speaks
Frances O'Grady praises the way that Sally Hunt and the UCU are fighting
to keep the pension scheme that
members have paid into.
Shadow Secretary of State for Education Angela Rayner MP praises NUS
President Shakira Martin who has just left the stage
and again pledges Labour support for the pensions campaign and to
protect education from the excessive
marketisation which lies behind the position of the universities
Gordon Marsden MP, Shadow Minister for HE, FE and Skills
Kevin Courtney NEU General Secretary gives the support of his union
for the HE and FE strikers
An activist from FE speaks about the problems in their sector and
their fight for pay, jobs and courses
Chris Williamson MP
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