With the new government set to cut public spending yet further, seven unions representing staff and students in further and higher education have united to form an unprecedented sector-wide coalition, United for Education. This coalition aims to be a vehicle for uniting the entire further and higher education sector to call on the new government to stop the cuts. You can visit the coalition’s website and sign our new online petition here: http://unitedforeducation.org.uk
United for Education is intended to unite the sector. This means including employers wherever possible in our call to stop the funding cuts. Please circulate the joint union petition, which is aimed at the government and also call on your principal or vice chancellor to sign and join the coalition. You can find an online petition here: http://unitedforeducation.org.uk
Day of action: June 21
Please contact other branches on your campus to organise “United for Education” events such as lunchtime meetings, stalls, protests or rallies. We need to begin to build political pressure against the cuts so please also contact your local councillors and MPs and ask them to speak at meetings and rallies on the day.