The 3Cosas campaign began its national speaker tour today with a meeting in Oxford that took place earlier this afternoon. Today’s meeting is the fist of fifteen being held across the UK over the next two weeks with the intention of raising awareness of the 3Cosas campaign—the fight for sick-pay, holidays and pensions for outsourced cleaners at the University of London (UoL)—and ‘to promote discussion of recent student-worker struggles and how they can contribute to reviving our movements’. The tour has been organised by the UoL branch of the Independent Worker’s Union of Great Britain, which represents the majority of outsourced cleaners at the UoL, and the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, a coalition of campus groups fighting against the privatisation of higher education.
The series of talks marks the continuation of a period of considerable public activity for the 3Cosas campaign that began with a three-day strike in late January that saw workers and their supporters travel through London on a traditional double decker bus. Unfortunately, the ‘battle bus’ will not be available for the national speaker tour. The next event is tonight (Monday 17 February) at Warwick University, 19.00.
19.00, Room SO.20
Council Chambers, University of Manchester Students’ Union
19.00 Discovery Room 1, Level 5 Sheffield University Students Union, Western Bank
Saturday 22nd February:
More dates TBC
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