By Justine Canady. Justine is running as the Student Left Network's candidate for NUS President. NUS democracy is about to be gutted and its leadership is silent. NUS could be a campaigning National Union that spreads, supports and organises student struggles. The programme of democracy cuts justified by the financial incompetence of our national leaders will … Continue reading Stop the NUS democracy shutdown
From 15 January to 22 February, UCU is balloting members at 143 universities for industrial action over pay and conditions. Pay in HE has declined by 21% in real terms since 2009. There has been a rise in precarious contracts, increased workload and stress, and an unaddressed gender pay gap. Despite this, the Universities and Colleges … Continue reading UCU reballot – help get the vote out! Flyers, ideas, motion and open letter
By Precarious@Kent Uni activists “You are not allowed to poster here!”, one of our members was told, before having all their posters confiscated. Yes, thank you, we know we are not allowed to poster, that’s what our posters are about. ‘This is public space. And you can’t see it.’ ‘This is public Space. And you … Continue reading Reclaiming Public Space at Kent Uni
By Maisie Sanders, Student Left Network Leaked information from NUS HQ gives more detail on what the cuts to democracy will look like. According to our source, the proposals are currently being worked on by NUS Acting Chief Executive Peter Robertson and unelected trustees such as Aiden Grills, CEO of Leeds University Students’ Union. Officer … Continue reading NUS democracy could be shut down before Conference – more details on reforms
By Justine Canady, UCL student activist and Student Left Network’s candidate for NUS President. This is an opinion piece. Agree? Disagree? Write a response! Send to firstname.lastname@example.org Brexit means higher borders, more xenophobia and racism in public life, and a victory for the far right around Europe. It is bad news for our movement, and … Continue reading Stop Brexit – NUS must fight for free movement and workers’ rights on campus!
The Student Left Network's first National Conference will take place on 2-3 March in Sheffield. (If you haven't already - register here for your free place!) Part of the Sunday will be given over to a motions debate. If you want the Student Left Network to campaign on a specific thing, think a central demand is … Continue reading Motions deadline for SLN Conference: **extended to 24 February**
By Justine Canady, UCL student activist and Student Left Network's candidate for NUS President. Marketisation, privatisation and profit-making in higher education is intensifying the exploitation of workers on campus. Students on campus are organising in solidarity with staff, running campaigns alongside trade unions. The past couple of years have seen a spate of victories, for … Continue reading For an NUS that organises and fights for precarious workers on campus!
NUS democracy is about to be shut down as part of an anti-democratic coup. Members of the elected National Executive Council, the body which exists to make political decisions between conferences and hold the leadership to account, has the power to vote no confidence in the Trustee Board. Ask NEC members to vote to defend … Continue reading Send this model email to NUS NEC – Vote no confidence in the Trustee Board!
For background on the NUS financial crisis and cuts to democracy, liberation and campaigns, see here. The National Union of Students is about to be changed beyond recognition behind the backs of its membership. Elections for all officer positions are now suspended until after National Conference, completely overriding the constitution and democratic process. NUS President … Continue reading NUS leadership suspends elections and bypasses democracy – Callout for action!
On 2-3 February 2019 the Student Left Network will host its first ever conference! Register now to book your free space (and accommodation), and book your travel early! Marketisation is wrecking campus living, learning and working conditions. Senior management are on ever-inflating six figure salaries while students and workers bear the brunt of cuts - … Continue reading First SLN National Conference announced! 2-3 February, Sheffield