On Tuesday March 22nd and Thursday March 24th, the University & Colleges Union (UCU) are going out on strike over pay, job security and pensions.
There will be strikes and picket lines at Knowsley Community College, St Helen’s College, Hugh Baird College (Bootle), Southport College, Wirral Met, Liverpool Community College, Edgehill University, John Moores University, Hope University, and the University of Liverpool.
Liverpool Solidarity Federation expresses its solidarity with the strike and urges students to support it by joining and refusing to cross picket lines.
The attack on lecturers and teachers is part of the broader attack on the education sector as a whole. Universities and Colleges are facing huge shortfalls in funding as a result of government cuts, and that is being passed onto staff and students. They are also, like all public sector workers, having their pensions devalued and attacked.
The struggles of students and workers are linked. It is only by uniting as a class and refusing to back down that we can defeat the government’s attacks.
Honour the picket line! An injury to one is an injury to all!