Protest and lobby to save EMA
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:59
On Wednesday 19th January, MPs will debate and vote on the abolition of EMA.
There are currently 95,219 recipients of Educational Maintenance Allowance in London.
On the EMA Ken Livingstone said:
"The abolition of Educational Maintenance Allowances will deter thousands of teenagers in London from learning new skills and gaining valuable qualifications and work experience.
"The combination of EMA cuts and huge hikes in tuition fees threaten to deny oppurtunities to future generations of Londoners and entrench inequality.
"Now more than ever, students in London need our support to oppose thes hugely damaging cuts yet the silence from the Mayor is deafening. It's time Boris Johnson put the interests of students before the interests of the Conservative Party."
Assemble 4pm Piccadilly Circus. March on Parliament from 5pm.
The NUS have called a lobby of MPs - to put pressure on MPs ahead of the vote.
Visit the NUS website for more information.