National Day of Action – Sunday 5th December

27 Nov

Several calls have been made for national action on the weekend of the 4th/5th December. The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts have announced a national day of action against edu-cuts on Sunday 5th Dec. This was voted for by a number of current university occupations. Their call out is pasted below.

However, there has also been a call out for that weekend to be a ‘Weekend of Action: Against Austerity’  – more details here of which can be found here: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/11/468807.html
And the Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166941933346069

In the meantime their is a second day of action and walkouts against edu-cuts on Tuesday November 30th. Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166941933346069#!/event.php?eid=143365209046082

There are also still numerous universities being occupied across the UK, including here in Leeds.

From: The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts:

The student occupations at Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cambridge and UCL universities, and the Royal Holloway Against Cuts group have all voted to call for a day of local demonstrations across the UK against cuts in education.

The decision was taken to hold this third national day of action on a Sunday so that parents, younger students, trade unionists and other supporters of the campaign who aren’t able to join us on the walkouts can take part.

We need to draw in all the other groups who are fighting against cuts, and who want to support our fight to save education and defend EMA.

Organise a protest in your city at 12 noon and bring everyone you can! Contact the local trade unions too and ask for their support.

We need to start preparing NOW to keep the actions going! Anti-cuts committees need to start discussing how to take the action forward!

4 Responses to “National Day of Action – Sunday 5th December”

  1. Marian December 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Could someone tell me why there were no protests when student fees were first introduced and yet now they are so enthusiastic in their opposition? Could it have anything to do with the goverment in power then and now?

    • reallyopenuniversity December 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

      There were protests when fees were first introduced. In fact some members of ROU remember occupying the Roger Steven’s building, in Leeds University, in protest.

  2. Sam December 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm #

    Will there be another protest?

    Now that the schools are on holiday turn out would definitely increase

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