Taking place in Westminster just a week before the Chancellor is announcing his autumn statement, the march is being called to make sure the ‘Invest, Don’t Cut’ message is clearly heard in Westminster.
Demonstration assembling at 17:00 in Whitehall, opposite Downing Street.
March past Parliament and Department of Education to rally in Emmanuel Centre, SW1P 3DW.
Indoor Rally from 18:30. Speakers include Kevin Courtney (NUT General Secretary) and Jeremy Corbyn (Leader of the Labour Party).
As was confirmed in a Parliamentary answer this week, some schools are already facing severe budget difficulties. The NUT and ATL budget predictions indicate that many more schools will face a funding crisis, particularly in London, unless the Government acts urgently to inject additional funding.
We know that these cuts won’t just affect teachers. Support staff will be particularly vulnerable to funding cuts. However, education cuts don’t just affect the trade unionists who work in schools. They are a threat to the education of all of our children and the future of the communities that we live and work in. That’s why, although the NUT have initiated this march and rally, they would like to invite people to join with them so that, together, we can call on the Government to invest in children’s future by increasing the overall funding for schools.