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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 November 2021

Sheffield students tirelessly campaigning for socialist change

Defend the right to protest: demo in Sheffield, Saturday 3rd April , photo A Tice

Defend the right to protest: demo in Sheffield, Saturday 3rd April , photo A Tice   (Click to enlarge)

Noah Eden, Sheffield Socialist Students

I am a 2nd year student, and an avid socialist. Since term began in Sheffield, the Socialist Party and Socialist Students have been working tirelessly to campaign for the change we want to see.

Since freshers week, we have had weekly Socialist Students meetings, with new faces turning up every week, eager to get involved in discussions and ask questions.

Our six meetings have included topics like 'violence against women and police misogyny' and 'colonialism, imperialism and racism'. Both of those meetings had talks given by our own Socialist Students members. And we have had weekly campaign stalls.

In one meeting, we were very lucky to have talks given by Chris Rawlinson, the Unite union branch secretary for the University of Sheffield, and Lisa Gibson, a fellow Unite rep and cleaner. They told us about the campaign to try and get the university cleaners £10 an hour. We ran stalls to get signatures to help their campaign, which has won!

We took part in the Youth Fight for Jobs demonstration in Leeds (see 'Hundreds march with Youth Fight for Jobs' at socialistparty.org.uk), marching around the city centre for a £15-an-hour minimum wage and the abolition of zero-hour contracts.

The rally had a plethora of great speakers, including Sarah Woolley, the bakers' union BFAWU general secretary. The demonstration was covered by ITV News. We have many more plans, including a climate change demo on 6 November.

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In The Socialist 3 November 2021:


COP26

Socialist change to end climate change

Fight for socialism to end climate destruction

COP26 begins - workers strike for pay

COP26 News in brief


Campaigns news

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Fund the fight for a socialist world

Sheffield students tirelessly campaigning for socialist change

Hackney children's centres: Campaigners see through council deception

East London gentrification plans exposed


News

Fight for a real wage rise for all

Local government cuts set to continue - we need councillors prepared to fight

Race to top for bankers

Fight for a 15-an-hour minimum wage and an end to youth rates

Water companies put profits before protecting our environment

Tories threaten arts students: we are prepared to fight back!

Tory Universal Credit crumbs no solution to cost of living crisis

Tory plans won't fix social care

Pay freeze lifted for civil servants - prepare now for the struggle for a decent rise


Workplace news

NEU: Strategy needed to bring members together to take national action

Oaks Park school strike spurred on by head's lies

Scunthorpe scaffs strike into fifth week

Unite leaflets supermarkets to build support for Weetabix fire and rehire strike

Plant engineers pay dispute


Fighting sexism

Sexism, safety and the profit system


International news

Sudan - mass protests and general strike against coup

Chile: International solidarity campaign to free political prisoners

Vaccine inequality - the ugly face of capitalism

Hunger strike in Calais for refugee rights

Protests against Sudan coup reach Britain


 

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