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Higher Education institutions across the region will “walk out” out on Thursday 31 October as part of a national, rolling programme  of industrial action by three unions (UCU, Unison and Unite) in support of pay.

Fellow trade unionist will realise that OUR struggle is YOUR struggle. Please send messages of support to

Best wishes and solidarity for today’s strike and your dispute in general from the South West Region of the NUT.   We all have a common interest in our current public sector disputes and in education it is necessary to make it clear that the austerity and privatisation being promoted by this Government is not in the interests of either school students or those involved in Further and Higher education.

 Andy Woolley, Regional Secretary, NUT South West

Dear Colleagues,

There comes a time when you run out of options, when no one will listen, when no one will take any notice of your concerns.   That time for us was punctuated by a series of national rolling strikes, the last ones being on 17th  October which saw over 3,000 teachers on the streets of Bristol alone.  Your support for us on that day was very much appreciated and was greeted by cheers from those in the hall.  For you the time to stand up and be counted is now.  It is not something any of us take lightly and NASUWT SW  Region send best wishes and solidarity to you now in your time of action.  Brothers and sisters, we stand with you.

 In Solidarity

Ian Phillips, Chair of SW Regional Committee NASUWT
Kathy Wallis, Vice Chair of SW Regional Committee NASUWT

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