Join the #FEunplugged Campaign’s first national day of action on Tuesday 15 March.
We are calling upon students across the country to show solidarity with Sixth Form College staff who have voted to take strike action on Tuesday 15 March against the huge cuts taking place to further education. The strike has been called by the National Union of Teachers (NUT).
It has never been more important for students and staff to unite together to defend further education. Over the next couple of years the Tory government is attempting to bring in cuts to FE on a scale we have not seen before. The ‘Area Reviews’ will result in colleges being merged, massive job cuts and students seeing their opportunities to fulfill their potential slashed.
The Further Education sector is already on life support. We seen cuts, to EMA< the adult skills budget carved up, clashing of ESOL funding, axing of course and adult student numbers crashing. This next round of cuts threaten to destroy FE.
NUS recently launched the #FEunplugged campaign to lead the fightback against these devastating cuts.
There are so many ways that you can get involved in our first national day of action.
Here are a few ways you can get involved:
-> Show support for our teachers taking strike action – from standing in solidarity on the picket lines to tweeting support
-> Lobby your local MP – ask them to join the fight against the cuts in FE
-> Do a banner drop on campus
-> Do a creative anti-cuts stunt on campus
-> Write an article for your Students’ Union website on why you are opposing cuts to FE and why you support our teachers striking back
Remember to get tweeting your actions on #FEunplugged.
Please contact me, NUS Vice President Further Education Shakira Martin, if you need any help, advice or support on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is going to be just the first of many actions and campaigning initiatives for the #FEunplugged campaign – so watch this space.
For more information on the strike, check out this article.
Check out the NUS website for resources and more information on our #FEunplugged campaign.