Conference: defeating cuts in education

THIS Saturday (29th May), 12pm – 6pm in Brighton. Join the Facebook event. Venue to be confirmed very soon here and on Facebook.

As a new government is getting ready to attack the living conditions of ordinary people, students and education workers have already had experiences with cuts – and how we can stop them. We will try to draw the lessons from the strikes, occupations and other forms of direct action taken in HE and FE over the last months. How can we build effective alliances between students and workers? How can we act in solidarity across education establishments? How can we organise from below to defend education?

National conference with talks and workshops, open to students and education workers.

Education Worker #5

The new Education Worker, bulletin of the EWN is now available. You can download it from the link below. 

In this issue:

  • Strike Action to Defend Jobs & Pay
  • Victory at Tower Hamlets
  • “Five HE Unions, One Demand”?
  • PGCE cuts
  • London Met Occupied
  • Education Without Borders
  • Redundancies in HE
  • Consultation? What Consultation?

Get your copy by writing to us, or from our stall at the anarchist bookfair on 24. October, or download it as a pdf file here.

Why did we risk it all? Because we won't go down without a fight

While the recent media spin is suggesting that we’re ‘on our way out of recession’, the reality on the ground is that workers are still facing attacks across sectors in the forms of job cuts and community provisions. Education has been one of the sectors worst hit in this period, with £65m slashed from higher-education (HE) budgets, schools closing left, right and centre, and jobs to go at approximately 100 of the 150 HE institutions in the UK . The situation is as bleak as ever.