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TOPIC: Thousands protest against the Tories' £3bn further education cuts

Thousands protest against the Tories' £3bn further education cuts 19 Oct 2018 14:09 #10618

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Jeremy Corbyn praised Britain's colleges as ‘a pathway for liberation’ and slammed the Tories ‘disgraceful’ handling of them

College students and teachers join a protest in support of fair pay for college staff in Westminster today
THOUSANDS of demonstrators from across the country gathered in central London today to call for better further education funding in the face of £3 billion cuts from Tory austerity.

The march was part of the Love Our Colleges campaign, organised by the Association of Colleges, National Union of Students, University and College Union (UCU), GMB, the TUC, National Education Union and Unison.

Protesters assembled in Westminster and marched to Parliament Square, chanting: “The money’s there, we want our share.”

On arrival, they heard speeches by trade unionists, politicians and campaigners.

Labour's shadow education secretary Angela Rayner told the crowd she was “so sorry” that the current government doesn’t value the work of education staff.

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