On Saturday 28 March, student activists from around the country will march and rally in Birmingham – where Labour higher education spokesperson Liam Byrne has his parliamentary seat – to demand the Labour Party commits to free education.
Note: NCAFC activists are are organising a series of direct action workshops all over the country. The next dates and locations include: 21/1 – Teeside University 22/1 – Newcastle University, University of Falmouth 23/1 – Durham University, University of Exeter 25/1 – Aberdeen University 27/1 – University of Kent 02/2 – Nottingham University If you would […]
Contact: 02076797219, 07989 235 178, 07821 731 481 Yesterday, Labour Party Higher Education Liam Byrne was quoted in the Sunday Times as willing to replace tuition fees with a graduate tax. This system would mean that all those who go to university , pay an extra portion of tax on top of that which they […]
Over the past year and a half, students up and down the country have been organising occupations, demonstrations, pickets and other direct actions, and on November 19th over 10,000 students marched on the streets of London calling for a free, just and democratic education for all. NCAFC women now calls on self-defining women and non-binary […]
Bath Students Against Fees and Cuts who came up with the idea behind the current wave of actions on pay inequality explain where the idea came from and the rationale behind it. The protests over Vice Chancellor’s salaries were designed to coincide with the day when their annual pay would have overtaken the pay of […]
For more information contact: 020 7679 7219, 07989 235 178, 07538835330Students are taking action nationwide to demand fair pay and in universities. From today they will be marking their Vice Chancellor’s pay days, marking the days when those at the top of their universities will have earned as much as the lowest paid workers on […]
Warwick University students are demonstrating on 12 January in support of their arrested comrades. Please support them. 2.30pm, Monday 12 January Coventry Central Police Station
The NCAFC National Committee are looking for three people to fill the role of the Secretariat. What is the Secretariat? The Secretariat are elected by the NC and exist to both facilitate the work of the NC and run NCAFC’s democratic events. This means that they organise NCAFC Conference, act as returning officers, and support […]
The National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts will be standing candidates for leading positions in the National Union of Students (at NUS conference, April 2015). During recent struggles, NUS yet once again failed to stand up for students’ interests or fight effectively. The success of the national demonstration for free education shows that we can […]
The following speech was given in the opening plenary at NCAFC conference in Manchester in December – by Beth Redmond, one of the lead organisers of the 19 November national demo for free education and the left candidate for President of NUS.
Happy New Year! [For the facebook event, click here] It’s January. That means that our Vice Chancellors and senior management are already raking in big salaries while the rest of us are struggling to make ends meet. While low-paid staff wages have stagnated and fallen, VCs are taking home in excess of £1000 per day. […]
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 […]