Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
4 October 2017
Staff at the University of Leeds are taking industrial action in a dispute the University and College Union (UCU) has declared to be of national importance
13 September 2017
Class struggle is understood in such a natural way. We have no choice. If we don't fight there is no future for us.
31 May 2017
University management rethinks restructure: Eight fine art research staff have been made redundant, and university management has been emailing all staff offering 'voluntary redundancies'
17 May 2017
Free education, EMA, £10/hr, no zero-hours: Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto has been greeted with enormous enthusiasm by working class people but especially by young people.
15 February 2017
I'll be joining students from schools, colleges and universities across Britain in walking out on Day X - the day that President Trump first sets foot in Britain
7 December 2016
As terms and conditions throughout the UK are being chipped away, incomes are tightening and security in the workplace is in jeopardy, Unison members voted in September to decide whether or not to strike over the 1.1% pay offer that was made to most members.
23 November 2016
Local student unions failed to properly organise and mobilise for the national education demonstration on 19 November.
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
16 November 2016
The march on 19 November is the first joint national demo by the NUS and UCU since 2010
9 November 2016
Join the #Nov19 national student march: Students have suffered greatly under brutal privatisation and austerity measures.
12 October 2016
University students have resumed their battle from last year against tuition fees hikes and for free education. In doing so, they have taken on South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) political establishment. Workers and Socialist Party (Wasp, CWI South Africa) activists explain what's at stake.
5 October 2016
Campaigning in the new term at colleges and universities has generated renewed interest
21 September 2016
Raising tuition fees, creation of for-profit universities, as well as the widely criticised teaching excellence framework, are all part of making higher education part of the marketplace.
14 September 2016
Student housing crisis: It's no secret that house prices and living costs are unaffordable for most working class people. It's also no secret that students have been hammered by successive governments, which have increased tuition fees and axed maintenance grants.
31 August 2016
As the new academic term begins, students at schools, college and universities around the country face a year of important struggles. Here two young people comment on some of the difficulties facing working class students.
27 July 2016
The Tories want universities that meet their backbreaking 'teaching excellence framework' targets to be allowed to increase the cost of their courses with inflation. Universities including Manchester have already announced their fees will rise to £9,250 in 2017, before parliament has even considered the measure.
22 June 2016
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world including women health workers protesting in Pakistan, solidarity between Portuguese dockers and Welsh museum strikers and a tuition fees victory in Taiwan.
18 May 2016
The UCU has announced a 48-hour national strike on 25 and 26 May
18 May 2016
The Tories plan to lift the cap on tuition fees and allow tech firms to establish private universities
11 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers and Topshop cleaners plan strikes over pay.
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