Today was probably the best day yet on the Clapham picket line We had music, congas and the Lambeth College Strikemobile hit the streets. We had speakers go to visit City and Islington College, South Thames College, Whipps Cross Hospital, University College Hospital as well as Stoke Newington NUT they returned with yet more messages of solidarity and buckets of cash for the strike fund – over £1000
Here are some upcoming events where we need your support!
Tomorrow 6th June
- 7am – Mass solidarity picket outside Clapham campus, come down and show your support. Help us to send a message loud and clear to college management
- 11 am – Solidarity rally outside the Clapham campus. Come along and hear all about our dispute. All welcome from community and beyond. Speakers include: Jon Rogers (Unison), Pura Ariza from Manchester Met University, Rich McEwan from Tower Hamlets, Sean Vernell from City and Islington and more.
- 7.30pm – Fundraising party – come down to the Bread and Roses in Clapham for a great party with a load of fantastic bands – more information on this page. Come and have a drink and catch up with our strikers
Saturday 7th June
March in solidarity with Hackney Community College – our struggle is the whole FE sector’s struggle, please come and support workers at our sister college :
Tuesday 10th June
- We are sending a delegation to support the NUT parliamentary rally – over 1000 people are expected, come and join in!
Wednesday 11th June
- Joint rally outside Clapham campus to celebrate the Lambeth College Unison branch joining the strike action. Unison members are facing the same threat to their conditions as UCU members and will be joining the strike on the 11th and 12th June.
Thursday 12th June
- Joint UCU/Unison indoor rally with children’s activities, speakers, tea and coffee. – venue TBA
Date to be announced
- Comedian Mark Thomas will be holding an event at our picket line in Clapham