Solidarity with school climate strikes - pledge to take action on 15 March 2019
We offer our support and solidarity to all those students who walked out to demand action on climate change on 15 February. The inspirational actions of Greta Thunberg and the young people who are fighting against this threat to the planet are a lesson to us all. We pledge to work alongside students and teachers in schools, colleges and universities to mobilise solidarity for the strikes, and call for a day of action across HE and FE on 15 March 2019.

Initial signatories include:

Nita Sanghera, Vice-President UCU
Margot Hill, Croydon College UCU branch chair
Richard McEwan, New City College UCU branch secretary (Poplar)
Michael Szpakowski, Writtle University College UCU branch chair
Mike Barton, New City College Redbridge UCU, branch secretary
Dr Monica Mottin, Ruskin College UCU branch exec
Dr Peter Dwyer, Ruskin College UCU branch exec
Annie Jones, Sheffield Hallam UCU branch officer
Sue Abbott, Newcastle University UCU and NEC women
Camilla Royle, KCL UCU
George Adamson, KCL UCU
Professor Megan Povey, University of Leeds UCU
Anne Alexander, Cambridge UCU
Pura Ariza, Manchester Met UCU, NEC
Sam Marsh, University of Sheffield UCU Branch president
Professor Simon Lewis, UCL
Professor David Humphreys, Open University
Stuart Oliver, chair of UCU London Region
Mark Abel, University of Brighton, UCU branch chair
Elio Di Muccio, University of Birmingham UCU branch secretary
Grant Buttars, University of Edinburgh, UCU Hon president
Dave Muritu, Sandwell College UCU branch secretary and NEC
Jo McNeill, University of Liverpool UCU president and NEC
Vicky Blake, UCU National Executive Committee / Branch President Leeds Uni UCU
Cecily Blyther, National Representative of Casualised Workers in FE
Martin Empson, Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group

and more than 100 others.

This statement has been initiated by activists in UCU. It will be shared online and may be offered to the media for publication as an open letter. Please leave your email below so that we can contact with further information about planned events and actions on 15 March. Contact strike4climateucu@gmail.com to get in touch with us.

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