Tag: Students

A £10 billion financial black hole faces councils, according to a Labour Party report. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a big rise in the demands on social care – for which local authorities are responsible. This, a decade of unchallenged austerity, and a big drop in revenue have created a perfect storm. To avoid whole […]
The higher education sector faces a massive £2.5 billion funding ‘black hole’ which could see thousands of job losses if the government does not step in. A recent report by London Economics, for the University and College Union (UCU), warned that 111,000 fewer UK and 121,000 fewer international first-year students will attend courses in September, […]
Like many workplaces, university bosses have come under fire for their slow and inadequate response to the coronavirus crisis. In Southampton, all three campus trade unions wrote to the vice-chancellor outlining our concerns about insufficient information and advice, including on home working and pay for casual staff. We pushed for an urgent meeting, but initially, […]
Academic staff in the University and College Union (UCU) are striking at 60 universities for eight days until 4 December.  If the university bosses don’t immediately back down, the pressure needs to be kept up, with more strike action in the New Year. And university UCU branches that didn’t meet the Tory’s anti-democratic 50% threshold […]
Socialist Party Youth and Student national meeting – opportunities for building the party on many fronts Josh Asker Young Socialist Party activists from across England, Wales and Scotland met for a weekend of discussion on 31 August – 1 September, just as the capitalist political crisis in the UK was tipping into a new explosive […]

Freshers fairs: socialist ideas chime with students Socialist Students, along with Socialist Party members, have been engaging with students at this year’s freshers fairs on a wide range of issues – how to build a movement to scrap tuition fees; how to link up students and workers to bring down the Tories; as well as […]
Socialist Party Congress 2017 reports The Socialist Party‘s national congress 2017 took place in London from 11 to 13 March, attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests. Delegates attended from local branches across the Southern Region, Aylesbury, Basingstoke, Bracknell, IOW, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, […]
Socialist Students National Conference Saturday 6 December,  10am – 6pm David Sizer Lecture Theatre at the Mile End Campus of Queen Mary’s University, London On 19 November, over 5,000 students joined a lively march calling for free education.  The demonstration was a brilliant display of both huge anger and determination to fight back. Students had come […]
Build the education fightback! National student demo Free Education – no cuts, no fees, no debt! Wednesday 19 November, central London Assembles 12noon, Malet Street, near Euston Read more at: www.socialiststudents.org.uk Four years ago, on 10 November 2010, London’s streets thronged with over 50,000 young people. The mood was angry, but it was also electric. This […]

Read this week's #NSSN bulletin no.566: Workers start 2022 on the picket line!

https://shopstewards.net/2022/01/nssn-566-workers-start-2022-on-the-picket-line/

To all #TUSC supporters Best Wishes for 2022 - let’s see if together we can find hundreds of trades unionists, community campaigners and socialists to challenge austerity at the May local elections in the biggest and widest possible socialist unity.
#Solidarity

2022 and Council Cuts continue
Defend public services
Defend Jobs and Pay
Stop Cuts and Privatisation
Join the fightback in #southampton to @SaveStMarysLC #SocialistSunday #StopCouncilCuts

@VenueHorse @Callowlands Park, Watford @watfordpalace with #theDanTiendance school. Really enjoyed it, thank you everyone. This weekend @VenueHorse is @DGArtsFest Annan & Stranraer from 1 pm.

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