Tutor protests ‘were not connected’

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THERE was no link between a protest in Halifax over cuts to English classes and the union day of action over pay and pensions, according to tutor Judith Boardman.

Both events, which were held on Thursday at Parkinson Lane School and nearby Calderdale College, were triggered by Government spending cuts.

But the school’s literacy tutor has denied the events were connected.

She helped students attending Workers’ Educational Association classes at the school to hand out food and leaflets to parents who might have to begin paying for English lessons.

“This was a separate protest from the University and College Union national strike,” she said.