On 31st January, we are calling for a day of local marches for free education. For the facebook event, click here. The movement for free education has to be broad and based in communities as well as campuses. Education is a social good, and what we are demanding will benefit everybody – we have never […]
For the facebook event, click here. NCAFC is calling for action in 2015 against pay injustice in education: occupations, stunts, protests and sit-ins. ***WE DEMAND:*** 1. A 5:1 pay ratio at all universities, colleges and schools, with all in-house and outsourced workers paid at least the Living Wage 2. Action to close the gender and […]
The NCAFC is supporting this protest against Boris Johnson, Mayor of London – the scrooge that is planning on cutting millions of pounds from education and youth services in London this Christmas.
The Lambeth College workers’ strike against attacks on their terms and conditions is continuing. Please build solidarity, starting with their rally on 17 December – 12 noon, outside their Clapham Common site. More details below.
Around a hundred students from all over the UK came together this weekend to discuss the way forward for the free education movement. The general tone of conference was positive and constructive, following the upsurge in student activism this autumn. The conference included many new faces and campuses which have only come into activity recently […]
This is an opinion piece by James McAsh. It refers to the National Conference 2014 motion ‘Our Working Environment’ which can be found here. NCAFC encourages open discussion and debate – if you have an opinion on this motion or any other please write an article for the website! I have written, and the National […]
This is cross-posted from the Warwick blog: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 07850652962, 07821731481, 07713285676, 07826788618 *** Management takes student occupation to court *** Two students have been threatened to have to pay for legal costs *** Similar injunctions have previously been condemned by Amnesty International for breaching human rights University management are seeking to evict […]
Students at the University of the West of England have gone into occupation in support of Free Education for all. Education is a human right that has increasingly been annexed off by the political elite for the privileged few, for those able to take on the £44,000 worth of debt that an undergraduate degree incurs. […]
In solidarity with the Warwick students, who last week faced police brutality when they were beaten and attacked with CS spray, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts is calling for actions by students this week. We are calling on students to march, protest, occupy buildings and find other, creative ways of showing their support […]
Below is a list of motions and amendments submitted to NCAFC conference, which will be debated on the final day of NCAFC conference (14th December) in Manchester. They are displayed in the order they were submitted. They can be debated in a different order on the day. There is no formal process for emergency motions […]
At our National Conference 12-14 December, we will debate and decide on plans for where to take our movement next. NCAFC’s members will also select candidates to endorse for the Presidency and Vice-Presidencies of the National Union of Students. We have received the following nominations, and we encourage members to debate them on the members’ […]
Contact: 07821731481, 07850652962, 07989235178, 07891714146, 07749263622 Today saw protests across towns and cities for free education – including London, Birmingham, Hastings, Chichester and Bath. The largest demonstration took place in Brighton where many hundreds of activists and residents marched through town. The day of action, initiated by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts, was […]
After protests and direct actions at campuses nationwide on Wednesday, mobilisations again on Thursday in response to police violence, and with occupations continuing at Warwick and Sheffield, Saturday will see further demonstrations for free & democratic education in a number of towns and cities. These will bring together not just students but families, workers and […]
Leeds UCU has passed the following motion – please move a version in your trade union branch. This branch notes: 1. That on the 3 December 2014, students at Warwick University were holding a peaceful sit-in protest on campus in support of the national day of action for free education called by the National Campaign […]
Contact: 07821731481, 07850652962, 07989235178, 07891714146, 07749263622 #copsoffcampus protest draws 1000 activists from across the UK Solidarity actions in four cities, including occupations Conference Centre occupied by hundreds of activists Local protests planned for Saturday Amnesty International expresses “concern” Free education protests have continued nationwide today, and more are expected across the country on Saturday, including in Birmingham, London […]
Photos at bottom of post. Contact: 07821731481 (NCAFC number, now at Warwick), 07833446627 (local Warwick activist), 07989235178 (London), 07891714146 (London) Direct action on 20 campuses and 6 occupations nationwide, with more to come, on same day that autumn statement read out in parliament. Students brutally evicted by police in Warwick. London students occupy Universities UK for […]
21:45: GOOD NIGHT! PRESS COVERAGE AND ROUNDUP FOR THE DAY OF ACTION In Times Higher In the Guardian In the Independent In the Mirror In the Metro In the Coventry Telegraph In the Daily Star In the New Statesman You can see our press release here. Meanwhile, Warwick Free Education can be found here, and their […]
Jason Moyer-Lee is a graduate of SOAS, an activist with the IWGB trade union and an organiser for the 3 Cosas Campaign for sick pay, holidays and pensions for outsourced workers at University of London. SOAS management have rejected his request for visa sponsorship: we need to send them a clear message and make them […]
By Shreya Paudel (NUS International Students’ Officer and NCAFC) On Thursday 18 December, UN International Migrants Day, National Union of Students (International Students Campaign), NUS (Black Students Campaign), London Black Revolutionaries, the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts and DocsNotCops are co-organising a protest for migrants’ rights at the Home Office.
Occupations, blockades and marches: students mobilise for free education as government announces cuts
Contact: 07749263622, 07891714146, 07989235178, 07821731481, Around 20 campuses mobilise for day of action for free education Occupations, blockades and local protests take place on same day as the autumn statement Further localised action expected on Saturday 6th December Today, students across the country are taking part in a day of action for free education while the government delivers […]