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UCU members to march through Glasgow in anti-cuts demo

5 March 2010 | last updated: 11 December 2015

Members of the UCU Scotland are tomorrow (Saturday 6 March) marching against savage public funding cuts. The union will be joining members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) for their march and rally against cuts in education in Scotland.

The demonstrators will assemble at 10.30am in Kelvingrove Park, where they will set off at 11am, for a rally at 12noon at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The UCU Scotland banner will be carried on the march by UCU Scotland members.
Speaking before the march UCU Scottish Official, Mary Senior, said: 'UCU wholeheartedly supports the demonstration and we are delighted to be marching alongside our EIS colleagues today. We are very clear of the need to defend jobs and defend education against the punitive cuts agenda. Cuts in higher education, especially the reduction in teacher education, will impact massively in Scottish schools and on class sizes in particular.
'EIS is absolutely right to highlight the importance of investing in education from early years, right through to further and higher education. We are already seeing a reduction in courses, job losses and increasing staff workloads in our universities. Education is vital for Scotland's economic and social development and the Scottish Government has to make education a priority.'