Academic workers and students have been striking on an increasing scale over the past few weeks to protest the alterations in academic’s pensions. Across the country student and tutors have fought back together, against this abuse of power.
This protest comes after weeks of strikes, pickets, occupations and protests. Students have sacrificed their access to academic resources, for some at critical times in their studies, to support this cause. It may be the most crucial stage in the process.
Adam Tickell, Sussex Vice Chancellor, is the only Vice Chancellor on the Universities UK negotiating team, and is the lead negotiator for UUK. The national demo on his campus is intended to put him under pressure.
Those organising the strike have this to say:
This strike has been a demonstration of our power. We might be precarious, stressed and underpaid but we can shut it down. With one big escalation, we could break UUK’s negotiating team. All out to Sussex – let’s win the strike!”
Our support for the strike has started to change the balance of power at universities. If workers win, we win. We can pile on the pressure now by coordinating all the strike support happening all over the UK at one crucial point. Students and staff together – let’s pile on the pressure!”
Thursday 15th, 1pm, Sussex Campus
The University of Sussex campus has multiple access routes via public transport; Falmer train station is on the south side of campus, and frequent buses travel in from Brighton’s city centre and the surrounding areas. The adjoining A27 makes it easily accessible by car.
You can find more information on how to reach the campus on the Facebook event.