Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
15 February 2012
Coventry Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellist is campaigning against education cuts and tuition fees
8 February 2012
In late 2010, as thousands of college students took to the streets against the vicious scrapping of weekly EMA payments for 16-19 year old students, the government insultingly labelled the grant as 'frivolous', writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser.
11 January 2012
"Thanks but no thanks": In October, Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) activists, marched over 300 miles from Jarrow to London to hand a petition into Downing Street demanding job creation instead of workfare, bringing back EMA student payments, scrapping tuition fees, saving youth services and building affordable housing...
30 November 2011
Preparing the ground for a mass movement of young people: On 1 October a group of young people from every corner of the country - mostly strangers to each other - gathered in Jarrow, just south east of Newcastle, writes Sean Figg, Jarrow marcher.
9 November 2011
Last month it was revealed that as the Ucas university application service opened for 2012, applications were down by 9% on last year...
2 November 2011
On Saturday 5 November join the final leg of the Jarrow march! 12 noon at Temple tube on the Embankment to march to a rally in Trafalgar Square
28 September 2011
The college I attended had a well thought out policy: 'In order to save as much money as possible, we will supply the bare minimum in textbooks, paper, pens, computers and transport', writes Jack Walker, Hull.
14 September 2011
Without EMA payments I would not be able to go to college. I go to college so I can get a good job and have a better life, writes Jordan Nichols, Southampton.
7 September 2011
75 years ago 200 unemployed men from Jarrow marched from their home in the North East to London to demand jobs and an end to their poverty conditions. Youth Fight for Jobs is marching their route again
2 September 2011
"This is apparently in response to the riots; but how will introducing the threat of violence into the classroom cut across the root causes of the riots?..."
25 August 2011
Youth Fight for Jobs: Urgent press release: Today millions of school students round the country received their GCSE results. Those hoping to go to college will be the first since the government scrapped EMA...
6 April 2011
Tuition fees hike: Of the 24 universities that have so far announced the tuition fees they are intending to charge from 2012, 16 are planning the maximum £9,000 a year for all courses...
30 March 2011
For school and college students, education minister Michael Gove's latest announcement of a scheme to 'replace' the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) will have left a bitter taste, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield Socialist Students national organiser.
24 March 2011
Central government funding to local councils is being slashed by 27% over four years. More than 200,000 job losses have been announced in local authorities...
23 March 2011
Not content with pushing through a trebling of university fees and cutting EMA, this government is planning to cut £1 of every £8 it contributes to teaching and research in higher education in England - a total of £940 million, writes Ben Robinson.
23 February 2011
The government has an entire generation in its sights. It is determined to price working class young people out of education. It has voted to triple tuition fees to £9,000 a year, savage funding to universities...
2 February 2011
School, college, and university students in Leeds were met with police violence on a recent peaceful protest against Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) being axed, writes Jay McInness, Leeds Met Socialist Students.
27 January 2011
A 'Save EMA' protest of 75 school, college and university students in Leeds on 26 January was attacked by police...
26 January 2011
Around 600 students marched in central London against the scrapping of EMA, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Students national organiser.
26 January 2011
Workers and students unite!:
* 20% youth unemployment:
Invest in jobs and services!
* £9,000 student fees:
For free education!
* EMA payments scrapped:
Defend and extend EMA!
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