17 October 2013
15,000 angry teachers marched in London on the day of the NUT and NASUWT’s third regional strike. Over 2,500 marched in Bristol, 2,000 in Brighton, 400 in Portsmouth, 200 in Southampton, 100 in Oxford.
The demonstrations were lively and chants such as “Get Gove Out!” rang out on them. Teachers are striking because they are furious at what education minister Michael Gove is doing to education and attacks on their pay.
Go here to see some more photos from the day
National strikes will be needed to beat Michael Gove.
The London demonstration came the day after over 5,000 firefighters marched along almost the identical route in protest at attacks on their pensions and cuts to the fire service. On the same day the CWU union announced that 78 percent of those who had voted in their ballot for strikes had voted YES.
A strike in Royal Mail has now been called for Monday 4 November.
Workers in the universities have voted for strikes in the UCU, Unison and Unite unions. A joint strike has been called on Thursday 31 October.
Now is the time to link up all the fights and for the unions to coordinate strikes if we are going to stop the Tories.
The Unite the Resistance “Organising to win” conference this Saturday 19 October will discuss how we can fight to do this. We hope you will be able to join us. Find out more by clicking here