Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/927/24025
Spain: militant struggle by Students Union succeeds
On 25 November the government of conservative prime minister Mariano Rajoy - under pressure from the large-scale student strikes of 26 October and 24 November organised by Sindicato de Estudiantes (SE - Students Union) - has withdrawn the reactionary LOMCE decree that includes big education cuts.
It has also scrapped the revalidation exams. These exams introduced under General Franco's dictatorship were used to discriminate against working class students.
However the SE remains vigilant. If the government reneges then the Students Union will take to the streets again.
- More in a future issue of the Socialist
In The Socialist 30 November 2016:
Socialist Party news and analysis
What we think
Workplace news and analysis
The fight in Labour
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
International socialist news and analysis