Barnet Alliance for Public Services statement:

We support the students’ day of action on 24 November 2010

Pupils from Barnet schools and students at college and university in the borough will join a national day of action on 24 November.

They are protesting against attacks on their education and future livelihood including hikes in tuition fees and abolition of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).

The students’ action is courageous and we wholly support them in their decision not to take the government’s attacks lying down.

These young people are setting an example to all who do not accept the level of cuts that the government plans. Public sector workers and users of public services should join our young people in protest. We should not and will not leave them to fight alone.

We also deplore any attempts to discipline them for fighting for their own future.

Let 24 November be just a start in the escalation of activity we need to defend our vital public services!

 Barnet Alliance for Public Services, 23 November 2010

ENDS

Barnet rally: there will be a rally at Hendon campus of Middlesex University at noon on 24 November 2010 in support of the national day of action.

For more information: barnetalliance4publicservices@gmail.com.

Update: there was a second day of action on 30 November. The vote on tuition fees in Parliament has been announced for Thursday 9 December. Barnet Alliance will support events around that. More details soon…

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