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Students to join ICTU march this saturday!

category national | education | press release author Wednesday February 18, 2009 00:33author by FEEauthor email stopfees at gmail dot com

Free education for Everyone (FEE), a student group fighting the reintroduction of fees and cutbacks in third level education, is calling on all secondary and third level students to join the ICTU National Demonstration this saturday to show solidarity with all workers facing pension levys, job losses and pay cuts.

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), the umberalla group of 55 unions representing about 600,000 members in the Republic of Ireland, has called the February 21st protest the “first step in a rolling campaign of action” against the government’s proposed public sector pension levy.

FEE are calling on all students to meet at 2pm at the Jim Larkin statue and to then line O’Connell Street with banners and placards.

An injury to one is an injury to all!
No to third level fees! No to the pension levy!
Workers and Students unite to fight the cutbacks!

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author by Barra - OSFpublication date Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:57author address author phone

When is this years week of action?

author by Mark C - ASTI + CCFE (Pers. Caps.)publication date Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:00author address author phone

Hi Barra,

The week of action against commercialisation of education and fees this year is April 20th to 29th (it's a bit more than a week to try to accomodate different university system's exams and holidays etc.


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author by Conor. M - S.E.E.Dpublication date Thu Feb 19, 2009 13:11author address author phone

I may not agree with FEE on every level but I'm glad you've called on your members and supporters to come on Saturday. Well done guys, see you there!

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