Dear NUT executive members
We thank you for your support for the student walkouts and protests that have taken place across the country.
In issuing a statement that teachers should support students taking part in protests, you sent a powerful message – that the attacks on education impact not just on H/E students, not just on F/E and school students, but teachers too, and society as a whole.
The date for the vote on tuition fees has now been announced: 9th December. In a cynical move the government has called the vote on a day they know MPs from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will not be present.
This outrageous attack not only on education but also on democracy should be met with a huge national march on Parliament on December the 9th.
Students and workers together can defeat these cuts, and we are writing to ask for your assistance:
• Push for the NUT to officially support the protest on 9th December
• Ask NUT branches to provide coaches for students and staff to come down to London on 9th December.
• Issue another statement of support. Ask NUT members and branches to make sure that students will not be persecuted for taking a day off school.
• Offer support to teachers, lecturers and any other staff if they walkout on that day.
National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts