spotArt

spotCommercial

spotCommittee for a Workers International

spotGovernment

spotLabour Party

spotLeft and radical

spotMedia

spotNationalist and National Liberation

spotPro capitalist and Imperialist

spotReligious

spotSocial Networks

spotSocialist Party

spotSport

spotTrade Union

spotTransport

spotVoluntary & non-profit


All keywords


Left and radical keywords:

ANC (45)

Coalition of Resistance (7)

ControCorrente (2)

Diggers (2)

EZLN (2)

FSLN (1)

Fascism (62)

Green (128)

Green Party (34)

Haldane (4)

ISR (103)

International Socialist Resistance (54)

Left Party (12)

Lutte Ouvrière (1)

Maoist (3)

Maoists (5)

Momentum (82)

Nation of Islam (1)

P-sol (6)

PKK (13)

Peoples Assembly (8)

Podemos (18)

Respect (45)

Revolutionary Communist League (1)

SWP (75)

Sandinistas (1)

Scottish Socialist Party (23)

Socialist (6267)

Socialist Alliance (29)

Socialist Party (5565)

Socialist Peoples Party (Denmark) (1)

Socialist Students (452)

Socialist Workers Party (46)

Solidarity (312)

Stand Up to Racism (1)

Syriza (54)

TUSC (1003)

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (494)

Turc-k (1)

UAF (15)

Unite Against Fascism (10)

WASG (15)

WASP (19)

World Social Forum (12)

Young Socialists (3)

Zapatista (2)

Socialist Students


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 968, 25 October 2017: Tories punish the poor

Search site for keywords: Manchester - Lecturers - Students - Cuts - University - Strike - Socialist Students - Education - UCU

Manchester lecturers walk out

UCU walkout at University of

UCU walkout at University of   (Click to enlarge)

Lecturers at the University of Manchester held a successful rally, supported by students, on the first day of their strike action on 23 October. UCU members are fighting 140 job losses in three departments.

Management give the reason for the job cuts as being financial but the university made a surplus of £36 million last year and is sitting on reserves of £1.5 billion.

There was a packed-out rally after a morning of strong picket lines at various buildings on campus. Staff are determined to fight these cuts and there is support from many students as well.

Students, in groups including Save Our Staff and Socialist Students, built support for the strike by leafleting and postering in the week running up to the strike to explain why attacks on staff mean a worse deal for students.

There has been an ongoing dispute over job cuts at nearby Manchester Metropolitan University and many students are campaigning for free education and against attacks on education, showing there is the capacity for coordinating action. United, these cuts can be defeated!

Manchester Socialist Students






Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0191 421 6230

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999