Students who protetest against trebling of tuition fees and introducing cuts to education have gained support from GMB and Unite leaders. On 9 December, MPs voted in favour of the bill that presupposes the increase of tuition fess up to £9,000 a year. Starting from that day many protests took place in London. The next demonstration against government’s plans that will take place on 29 January has already been supported by the trade union. (More info about student protest you can find in these custom essays
Inside Parliament Square protesters and police met in clashes. Some people smashed a window of the car with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. All in all, 36 people were already arrested. Two unions were asked to assist the organizing groups in "a united struggle to defend education".
, the general secretary of the GMB union, said: "Can I express complete support for the call for opposition to the disgraceful and immoral attacks on access to education which these latest fee rates represent? It was bad enough having tuition fees to start with, but these attacks – dressed up as being required because of the banking crisis – really are immoral."
Len McCluskey, the new leader of Unite, claimed: "Their mass protests against the tuition fees increase have refreshed the political parts a hundred debates, conferences and resolutions could not reach".