Teachers and lecturers in London are gearing up for a strike over pensions on Wednesday of next week.
The strike will involve workers in the NUT and UCU unions. They are battling government attacks on their Teachers Pension Scheme.
The NUT’s national executive committee met yesterday, Thursday. It confirmed its full support for the strike.
Many union branches are sending delegations from across Britain to show support for the strike. They are also collecting donations to support strikers.
Unions have organised a march on the day. It will start with a rally on Malet Street in central London at 11am.
Strikers and supporters will march through the West End, past Downing Street and parliament to reach the Department for Education.
Nick Grant, a member of the NUT’s national executive committee, said, “The strike and march will be an opportunity to protest about public sector pension cuts.
“And it will also be a chance to protest at the outrageous way that George Osborne has announced tax cuts for the rich funded by pensioners.”