Save EMA! Parliament votes on scrapping EMAs
January 11, 2011 12:00Tagged as: cuts social_struggles workers_struggles
Central London, more tbc
On 11 January, Parliament will vote on scrapping Education Maintenance Allowances. So far this date has not been widely publicised; it looks like the Government is hoping to get the vote through without too many people noticing!
There’s not long to go until 11 January, and it’s early in the New Year, but let’s mobilise the biggest possible protest movement to stop the Tories in their tracks and save EMA.
What you can do:
* If you can get to Central London, we’ll be rallying there. Why not organise a Walk Out from your school or college to come and join us? And university students and trade unionists should come too!
* If you’re outside London or too far out to come into the centre, organise Walk Outs to go and protest at your local Town Hall – of, if that’s not possible, protest at Town Halls after school. Again, university students and workers can also take part.
We should demand that councils release statements calling for EMA to be retained, and pledge that even if the vote goes through they will refuse to implement the cut and keep paying it! This is the same demand that trade unionists are placing on Labour councils: that they refuse to carry out the Tory cuts.
* There may be other possible options, like finding your local Conservative or Lib Dem office, and protesting outside or occupying it. Or in December students at Camden School for Girls even occupied their school as part of the protests!
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