Anastazja Oppenheim reports -This week we’ve learned that, without any consultations with students or trade unions, the management of University of the Arts London decided to cut over 800 places on our Further Education courses. Dozens of staff woke up on Monday to an email informing them that they’re at risk of redundancy. Students and sabbs were quick to react – on Thursday, we started an open-ended occupation, taking over management rooms at Central Saint Martins (King’s Cross)
The Student Assembly Against Austerity sends warm solidarity greetings to the LSE student occupiers, who are occupying a meeting room of the university administration to demand a change to the current university system and as a contribution to the national campaign for free education which has gone from strength to strength over the past year.Read more
Chancellor George Osborne tomorrow presents his final Budget of the current parliament.Read more
Absolute power - the Tories are Gagging for it. Episode 2 of our podcast is out, and you can listen below.
A new article by Mark Serwotka for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies outlines governments plans to launch an ideological attack on a TUC-affiliated union, PCS, and use the state as a union buster.
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Read the article in full here