Leaflet - Students should support the UCU strike danrawnsley Mon, 03/21/2011 - 19:56

On Thursday the 24th of March lecturers in colleges across the country will be striking against attacks on their pensions, the threat of redundancies and pay cuts. Our tutors will be taking part in one of the first major trade union actions against the government's austerity plans. They need our support!

Why should we show solidarity?

GMB backs NCAFC demonstration

Submitted by AWL on 18 January, 2011 - 10:44

Another demonstration is being planned against the increase in student tuition fees, with organisers hoping that tens of thousands of people will take part in the protest in the new year.

The latest national protest will be on January 29 in central London, following a wave of demonstrations in recent weeks which have led to a number of arrests and controversy over police tactics.

The Education Activist Network and the National Campaign Against Cuts & Fees have written to trade unions seeking their support for next year's demo.

Hull students occupy

Submitted by martin on 13 December, 2010 - 11:15

On 13 December students from Hull occupied rooms on the first floor of Staff House on the Hull campus of the University of Hull.

This is a peaceful protest against the cuts in education and EMA, job losses and fees. The occupiers demand that no students or staff are singled out or victimised for assisting or taking part in the occupation.

They call on the University to allow free movement in and out of the occupation and call on students, staff and supporters to join the occupation.

Building the struggle on fees and EMA after 9 December martin Wed, 12/08/2010 - 18:18

AWL leaflet for 9 December student demonstration. Click here to download pdf, or read online below

Build student-worker unity: keep the movement going!
Unions and student activists should call a national demonstration for January

Today, 9 December, it is likely that parliament will vote in favour of a massive hike in tuition fees. We cannot accept that as decisive defeat!

These student protests will grow with or without Aaron Porter's support

Submitted by Newcastle on 30 November, 2010 - 5:53 Author: Rowan Rheingans

An average day in the occupation at Newcastle University begins early. First on the agenda of each general meeting are a selection of messages of solidarity. We continue to be inundated with messages from local activists, teachers, parents, school students and academics, offering practical support and sharing advice from previous actions.

NUS president makes U-turn to support direct action, and occupations

Submitted by Newcastle on 28 November, 2010 - 5:00 Author: Ed Whitby

NUS president Aaron Porter today did a spectacular U-turn apologising for lack of support for students taking part in the national day of action called by National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts on Wednesday. A the "spineless" lack of public support for university occupations around the country.

24 November: school students lead the way

Submitted by Newcastle on 26 November, 2010 - 12:03 Author: Ed Whitby

School, college, and university students took to the streets on 24 November, in a show of protest to make it clear that students are not going to accept this government's attacks.

The response to the call for the day of action by National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts has shocked politicians, police and student leaders even more than the size and anger of the National Demonstration on 10 November. Students have made sure that the Royal Wedding didn't force the cuts off the front pages!

The "Plebs" go on strike

Submitted by Matthew on 23 September, 2010 - 5:15 Author: Colin Waugh

As Ruskin students and their contacts amongst former students became aware of the drive by people in the Workers’ Educational Association and University Extension movement to take control of Ruskin, they began to organise themselves against it.

During the “strike” that followed the enforced resignation of their principal Dennis Hird, a qualitative change occurred in their strategy, as a result of which 29 of the current students, again supported by former students, threw their energies into creating a new institution, the Central Labour College.