30 June – strike for our future
May 17, 2011 Leave a comment
On June 30 nearly a million workers could be on strike together, from the PCS, UCU, NUT and ATL unions. This includes teachers and education workers in schools, colleges and universities.
Workers are striking to stop changes to their pension schemes. Bosses and the government want workers to pay more and receive less. Some workers could lose tens of thousands of pounds that they have already paid in.
Young people who have already been hit by education cuts, tuition fees and the scrapping of EMA would also have to look forward to growing old in poverty. French students took action alongside workers to defend pensions last year. Their slogan was “today’s students are tomorrow’s pensioners.”
Student protests alone caused a major crisis for this government. Students and workers together can take the resistance to cuts even further.