UCU have informed management we will be striking on Tuesday 30th June.
Now it’s time to step up the campaign to Defend Education at Bradford College
Wednesday 24th June – Union Meeting 12 – 1pm Lecture Theatre Lister Building (see motion below)
Saturday 27th June – petitioning in City Centre (behind Waterstones) 11 – 1pm
Tuesday 30th June – Strike Day early pickets on buildings, everyone assemble at David Hockney from 9am then March to City Centre for rally at 10am
Thursday 2nd July – Public Meeting The Future and Importance of Adult Education 6-8 pm Lecture Theatre, David Hockney Building
For your information:
In the media, Interview with Professor Wolf on the Today Programme (24/06/2015, fast forward to the time 2:32:13) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05zr3w5
Here’s the report that Professor Wolf produced on further education funding policies.
This week, some of the Defend Education Action Group attended the “End Austerity Now” demonstration that attracted as many as 250,000 marchers. It was a massive strength of feeling that brought people from all parts of the country, young and old, people with disabilities, health and care professionals and users as well as from education and trade unions. All who know the detrimental effects ‘austerity’ is having on public services and on our communities. This is not the time for our employers to use austerity as an excuse but the time to defend what we do, defend education and jobs so that the people of Bradford can have the opportunities they need and deserve in this ever-changing world.
Here’s the good article that we posted before focusing on the neglect of Further Education from governments: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/18/further-education-lifeline-colleges-skills-cut?CMP=share_btn_link
Here are some follow-up letters that some people may find interesting: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jun/22/further-education-colleges-lifeline-britain-young-adults?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Facebook
We also continued to have a presence over Saturday lunch time in Bradford city centre, despite the rain! Again we thank staff particularly from BR who made the effort. Perhaps people from other departments can join us next weekend?
What else can you do?
DON’T FORGET TO ATTEND THE BRANCH MEETING
IMPORTANT BRANCH MEETING
12 – 1pm ~ 24th June
Lister Lecture Theatre
Defend Education Defend Jobs
EGM THUSDAY 4th JUNE 12.00 – 13.00.
LECTURE THEATRE LISTER BUILDING.
PLEASE DO YOUR UTMOST TO ATTEND.
WE HAVE NOW BEEN INFORMED OF THE NEXT ROUND OF CUTS.
THE IMPACT WILL BE GREAT ON UCU MEMBERS.
THE BALLOT FOR ACTION OPENS ON 4TH JUNE WE NEED YOUR VOTE.