Stockton Riverside College Pensions Protest

Stockton Riverside College took to the picket lines on 30th November to support the TUC’s Pensions Justice day. The College had decided to close one campus but keep the other open – but even the one that was open was very quiet on a day when UNISON and UCU stood together in action to defend…

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Pensions Protest : Redcar and Cleveland College

  Picketing in the dark is often something done by those on night shifts, but at Redcar and Cleveland College, on the last day of November 2011, the picket line of UCU members and representatives started well before sunrise and this photo has been described by UCU Head Office as “I think, one of the…

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Darlington College TPS Protest

Members from Darlington College (the College was closed for the day) outside Mowden Hall where all the teaching unions were present to demonstrate their opposition to proposed changes to TPS which has its administrative HQ at Mowden Hall.

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Cleveland College of Art and Design 30.11.11

  UCU members and representatives at CCAD welcomed NEC member Dave O’Toole and Regional Support Official Jon Bryan to their picket lines on Wednesday. There was a good turnout for the picket at the College, braving the cold weather to stand up for pensions! Branch representative Francis Fitzgerald thanks all those memebrs who supported the…

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Gateshead/Newcastle March and Rally 30th November 2011

An estimated 8500 people marched from Gateshead Civic Centre down over the Tyne and on to Spillers Wharf on Wednesday to the cheers and clapping of onlookers along the route. Speakers from many of the Unions involved addressed the crowd at Spillers Wharf where marchers gathered with an array of flags and banners to brighten…

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Middlesbrough College picket line

Middlesbrough College UCU members and representatives were back on the picket line again – but this time were joined by UNISON. Making sure that every entrance was covered, the pickets started early on what was a cold morning, but were kept in good spirits by the small number of people going into the building and…

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