20 June 2014
Lambeth College UCU strikers will be joined next week by Unison members for 3 days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). This is a great boost to the strike as is the decision by the UCU to call a national day of action for colleges and universities across Britain this Wednesday 25 June.
Of course its really important that the UCU gets behind the strikers. But there’s also plenty of room for the rest of the movement to get involved too.
Can you do something for the day of action on Wednesday? Can you take a collection, invite a Lambeth speaker into your workplace or get a “support Lambeth College strikers” photo taken in or outside your workplace?
Use the poster Lambeth College A3 UtR and send photos and reports to us and to Lambeth UCU strikers at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Rush messages of support and urgent requests for speakers to email@example.com
• Rush collections to: Mandy Brown c/o Lambeth Trades Council, Hambrook House, Porden Road, London SW2 5RW Please make cheques payable to J. Eldon and send to Mandy Brown at the address above. Bank details: Halifax • Account name: J Eldon • Sort code: 11-01-07 • Account number: 11242869
The Lambeth strike now has a website up and running here: http://lambethcollegestrike.wordpress.com/support-us/donations/
Lambeth College has also produced its very own song, written, performed and recorded by UCU and Unison members! Called ‘Gimme Some Education’ by Zero HRS, you can listen to and buy the track for £1 towards our hardship fund here
And please sign the national UCU petition if you haven’t already done so http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=7056&showpage=12