Save the Education Maintenance Allowance

Many of those young people touched by youth work will be effected by the slashing of the Education Maintenance Allowance.

Unions unite to save EMA – National day of action, 13 December

Students, staff and trade unions are uniting for a day of action as part
of their campaign to save the education maintenance allowance (EMA). UCU
has united with NUS, NUT, ATL, Unison, Unite and the GMB to call a
national day of action on Monday 13 December. Colleges and sixth-forms
around the country will be holding lunchtime protests against government
plans to axe financial support that can often be the difference between
some students being able to afford to continue their studies. A new joint
website has also been launched with all the latest materials, which you
can view here:


*Please contact your branch to see what is being organised for the day and
find out how you can help.

*Sign the petition: You can also download
the petition and circulate it round your colleagues. Please return
completed petitions to Justine Stephens, UCU, Carlow Street, London, NW1

*Contact your local MP ( to ask them to sign the
petition, attend and/or publicly support the day and the campaign

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