Support the Birmingham Unison strike!

By Unison activists Ioana Cerasella Chis and Michael Moore. Republished from LeftFootForward.org. Donate to the strike fund here. Support staff at the University of Birmingham are set to take their sixth day of strike action this Thursday in a long-running dispute with the University over pay, equality and working conditions. The latest strike day follows the failure … Continue reading Support the Birmingham Unison strike!

ICECAP Issue Two – A zine about climate change, class struggle and student activism

Read and print here. Read Issue One here. Read the articles below: Who Are We? Founded in 2018, we are a broad coalition of students involved in campaigns to transform our colleges, schools, universities, education and society. Some of us got involved in activism fighting cuts and for free education. Many of us organised to defend … Continue reading ICECAP Issue Two – A zine about climate change, class struggle and student activism

Anti-Prorogation Protests across the UK.

ANTI-PROROGATION PROTESTS LONDON 31st Aug - 12pm - Downing Street by Another Europe is Possible. Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2403783296367975/ Tuesday 3 September – Peoples Assembly, Parliament Square 6pm. General Election Now. https://www.facebook.com/events/382274692342693/   NORTH WEST 31st Aug - 11am - Clitheroe. Location tbc. Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/388248935226017/ 31st Aug - 12pm - Manchester, Cathedral Gardens by Another Europe is … Continue reading Anti-Prorogation Protests across the UK.

My union is leaving NUS without a ballot – it likely won’t be the only one

By Bradley Allsop, University of Lincoln The National Union of Students (NUS) has not helped itself in recent years. For most of my time at university (nearly seven years now) it has remained a distant and obscure entity to most students, failing to mobilise and coordinate a radical student movement, instil much confidence in local … Continue reading My union is leaving NUS without a ballot – it likely won’t be the only one

Build for 20 September – Student-Worker Climate Action!

By Josh Lovell, UCU activist and PhD student, Cambridge Hopefully the 20th September is already crossed off in your diaries, but if it isn’t, you should make sure it is now. The Youth Strikes 4 Climate have made headlines over the past year with waves of school and college walk-outs across the globe, demanding immediate … Continue reading Build for 20 September – Student-Worker Climate Action!

What next for the rank-and-file in UCU?

By Dan Davison, Student Left Network BME rep and Cambridge UCU member It’s been an eventful year for members of the University and College Union (UCU). After the disheartening experience of twice failing to meet the 50% turnout threshold for industrial action over pay in higher education, the incumbent General Secretary (GS) Sally Hunt stepped … Continue reading What next for the rank-and-file in UCU?

Why it’s Time for Trade Unions to Follow the Youth and Strike for Climate Justice

By Abel Harvie-Clark, UK Student Climate Network This article is from Issue One of Icecap, a zine about climate change and class struggle produced by the Student Left Network. Read the full issue here, and if you want to write an article for the next issue, send it to studentleftnetwork@gmail.com.  The Green New Deal calls for an economic … Continue reading Why it’s Time for Trade Unions to Follow the Youth and Strike for Climate Justice

Manchester People and Planet occupation: “UoM invests £11m in the destruction of our futures”

Fossil Free University of Manchester activists occupied their Vice Chancellor's office yesterday campaigning for UoM to remove its £11.3 million investments from the fossil fuels industry. They went into occupation as the university hosted the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges Conference. In response to their calls for open dialogue with management about divestment from … Continue reading Manchester People and Planet occupation: “UoM invests £11m in the destruction of our futures”