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October, 2011:

Jarrow March for Jobs and Education

On November the 5th, the Jarrow Marchers will arrive in London. They will have marched 330 miles from the North East, demanding jobs, education and a decent future. There will be a mass rally in central London to greet them.  Birmingham City University Students’ Union have kindly offered to allow UCU members to book seats on their coach – details follow.

They will be demanding:
  • A massive government scheme to create jobs which are socially useful and apprenticeships which offer guaranteed jobs at the end – both paying at least the minimum wage, with no youth exemptions.
  • The immediate reinstatement of EMA payments, expanding them to be available to all 16-19 year olds.
  • The immediate re-opening of all youth services that have been closed, including reinstating sacked staff.
  • The scrapping of ‘workfare’ schemes – benefits should be based on need not forced slave labour.
  • A massive building programme of environmentally sound, cheap social housing.


Jarrow March for Jobs and Education 

Saturday 5th November, 12 noon (Assemble @ Temple Embankment, Central London)

BCU coach: Departs at 8:30am from Carrs Lane in Birmingham city centre (£3 students and unwaged / £6 waged)

Email union.democracy@bcu.ac.uk or phone 0121 331 6815 to book a coach place. Please provide the name, email address and mobile number of each person you would like to book a place for.