DAY X – Fees vote on Thursday 9th Dec
December 1, 2010 4 Comments
nationwide day of action on the eve of the vote, supported by NUS & UCU
Thursday: national march on Parliament
Assemble ULU, Malet St, at 12 noon
This government has launched an unprecedented attack on the right to education, with devastating university and college cuts, the rolling out of academies and “free schools” and plans to abolish the Education Maintenance Allowance. On Thursday, Parliament will vote on increasing the cap on university tuition fees to £9000 a year.
Students have shown inspiring resistance throughout the month of November and this is having an effect. Even Vince Cable, a minister responsible for drafting the tuition fees bill, does not know how he will vote. This shows the weakness of the government over this issue – but abstentions will not be enough to stop the bill. We need to take to the streets again in greater numbers than ever, to press home our advantage and defeat this attack on the right to education.
The fight against tuition fees is a fight for everyone. Now students are calling on workers to join them in protest on the day of the vote. This Thursday, all roads lead to Parliament.
Join the event:
SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS:
WORKERS, TRADE UNIONISTS AND OTHER ACTIVISTS: