Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Lewisham Teachers Strike Rally

On a day which saw the largest number of workers strike on one day for many years, hundreds of striking teachers and their supporters held a rally in Lewisham before heading into central London to join a demonstration there.

Speakers at the rally next to the Glassmill leisure centre included teachers as well as a Royal Mail worker also involved in this season of strikes. There was lots of community support with seemingly every passing lorry and bus tooting their approval.

Chelwood Nursery School banner

If you can read this thank a teacher

Kids from Edmund Waller Primary School

Lewisham Trades Council banner

'I'd rather be teaching' (at Addey & Stanhope school, New Cross Road)

Members of the UCU were also on strike at Goldsmiths today. The common thread with all these strikes is that people have had enough of their real wages going down as prices rise. While the Government complains about disruption to the public, we have to ask who exactly is the public if not teachers, train drivers, nurses, ambulance workers, posties and all the rest?

Goldsmiths strike

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