We support the student day of action on 9 December
Pupils from Barnet schools and students at college and university in the borough have joined national days of action to defend education and will do so again on 9 December when Parliament discusses the tuition fees rise.
The students 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.
Thursday 9 December – Barnet goes to town to join the student protest!
Assemble: 10.30am at Hendon campus of Middlesex University, travel by Northern Line to Warren Street station; join up with other Barnet and Middlesex students at 12 noon at Warren Street. From there it is a short walk to the University of London Union, Malet Street, to join the march organised by UCU and University of London Union. The march goes to Westminster, where there is a National Union of Students lobby from 1pm. From 3pm there will be a candlelit vigil.