Sunday, November 21, 2010

Announcement: Anakbayan calls for Nationwide strike on budget cuts for State Universities and Colleges

We are calling on all students, councils and organizations, educators, faculty unions and associations, employees and administrators of state schools nationwide to hold mass protest activities, walkouts, class stoppages and campus strikes starting November 22.

We deem it necessary to hold bigger and more effective actions to express our opposition to the:

• Budget cuts for the operations of 97 state universities and colleges by a total of P1.1 billion,

• Zero allotment of capital outlay for our SUCs,

• Reduction in the scholarship funds of the Commission on Higher Education by P650 million, and

• Inadequate funds for basic education in the Aquino administration’s 2011 budget.

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