UCU, Unite and Unison, the three unions who struck on the 31st October, are striking again on Tuesday 3rd December. This time they will be joined by the Scottish education union, EIS.
In October students and students’ unions gave a massive show of support for striking workers, with NCFAC activists often at the forefront. Universities were occupied. Students delivered tea and coffee to picketing workers. Left-wing students’ unions encouraged their students to not attend class.
At the time we said:
“This is not just a strike for fair pay – for a living wage, for teachers and researchers paid a decent salary – this is a campaign for the future of education as a public service, against privatisation and market domination and the job insecurity they bring. Successive governments have attacked and privatised our institutions, and university managements have stood by, taking massive pay rises for themselves and cheering on the dismantling of public higher education.”
We have called on the student movement to make the student-support for the December strikes even stronger.
NCAFC National Conference is coming up on 23rd and 24th of November, in January.
In addition to the three scheduled workshops on supporting workers’ struggles on campus, we will be creating extensive space on the agenda to discuss the student movement’s strategy for the strikes.
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