Calderdale NUT sends best wishes and support to all NUT and UCU colleagues in Southwark demonstrating in London on March 28.
Although we could not stand with you physically today, we stand with you in solidarity as you are taking the next step in the Pensions Campaign on behalf of all of us.
We would much prefer to be acting in unison and feel somewhat frustrated that we will only be allowed to watch.
At a time when the Government continues to humiliate our profession with continuous and multi-pronged attacks, we can’t face the ‘choice’ of retiring ‘early’ into poverty or dropping-out of the pensions scheme because of the increased cost to our pensions.
We need to continue to fight for our pensions or we will be left with an education system that will fail both teachers and students and be unrecognisable by the next election.
Calderdale NUT Divisional Secretary