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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 November 2013

NUS NEC votes to support education workers strike

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Union of Students (NUS) voted "to stand in complete solidarity with workers taking strike action" in the higher and further education strikes on 3 December.

Employers must now face education workers and students united as the dispute over pay and equality enters its fourth month.

The successful motion (right) contained a number of mandates for NUS to carry out in the build-up to the strike.

Disgracefully however, the clearest language calling for students not to cross picket lines was removed by Labour students.

It's now vital that we maintain this pressure and use the NUS support to help organise students to turn out on the picket lines and bring solidarity.

We should also put pressure on student unions to make sure that the joint meetings between student and trade unions which the motion calls for are carried out.

Socialist Students and NUS NEC member Edmund Schluessel, who proposed the motion, said: "Education workers and students are natural allies.

"I hope this is the start of a long partnership against austerity and in the fight for an education system free at the point of use."


Emergency motion passed by NUS NEC

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