Monday 20 June 2011

Lewisham gets ready for June 30

Around 50 teachers, civil servants, lecturers, students and other campaigners paced the Stephen Lawrence room at Goldsmiths College tonight for a joint NUT - PCS Public Meeting to build support for the June 30 strike action.

Chris Baugh, PCS Assistant General Secretary tore apart the lie that the attacks on our pensions - and the rest of the Government's cuts - were an economic necessity. Most of the annual deficit could be wiped away simply by the annual losses in tax avoidance and evasion.

Speaking for the NUT, I outlined the growing number of schools confirming that they were taking action in Lewisham and called on parents and trade unionists to join us on the day as we gathered outside the Town hall in Catford before taking the train up to Charing Cross for the all-London march and rally.

Goldsmiths Students Union explained how they would be organising a mini-bus to visit the schools, colleges and civil service workplace on the morning of the strike.

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