Campaign Against Government Increases for Life Long Learning Charge

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2005 Retired Members' Conference
22 June 2005

Conference notes the increases in charges to attend classes for Lifelong Learning being proposed by the government.

This will affect people on low pay and fixed incomes, especially pensioners. Any reduction in class attendance will result in class closures to the detriment of the students who attend for both academic, cultural and social stimulus. There is also the knock-on effect on the teaching and support staff in schools, colleges and universities.

Conference instructs the National Retired Members’ Committee to mount a national campaign, together with the National Pensioners’ Convention, to fight these increases.