Friday, 25 March 2011

UCU national strike shows the way

There were around 15 people on the UCU picket line outside the Fal building at Truro College in Truro, Cornwall yesterday. There was a good mood on the picket line as lecturers leafletted passers by about the attack on pensions and students leafletted in support. Members of the local group Cornwall Anti-Cuts Alliance were also there leafletting about their public meeting in April. UCU members agreed to submit a motion to get their branch to affiliate to the anti-cuts group and provide a speaker for the meeting.

At 11am around thirty people joined a rally in Lemon Quay, Truro to spread the message amongst shoppers and locals about pay, pensions, job losses and the effect on education of the public sector cuts. There was then a march to Barclays Bank to highlight the fact that bankers, who caused the crisis, are still getting their bonsuses whilst the public sector workers, who did not, are being attacked.

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