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Abolish tuition fees and student debt!

From The Socialist newspaper, 26 July 2017 Jeremy Corbyn’s election pledge to abolish tuition fees, with the bold promise that this would be fast-tracked to come into effect from September, was one of the most attractive and popular offers in Labour’s manifesto. Combined with other socialist policies including a £10 an hour minimum wage, nationalisation and an end to austerity ...

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‘Calling all Corbyn supporters’ Young Socialists Wales off to a flying start

Young socialists in Cardiff, some members of the Labour Party, some members of the Socialist Party, many members of no party have launched … Young Socialists Wales. Arising out of the enthusiasm and campaigning in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s election campaign they have come together campaigning for justice for Grenfell and now for the rights of workers in the gig ...

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UCU strike at Coleg Y Cymoedd

It was a measure of the frustration at rising workloads and stress levels over 50 college workers took it in turns to picket the four campuses of Coleg y Cymoedd. UCU members were out in force at Nantgarw, Ystrad Mynach, Rhondda and Aberdare campuses in a one day strike supported by 80% in a strike ballot. One of the strikers ...

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What does the Diamond Review mean for Welsh Students?

Ben Golightly, Swansea University Socialist Students The Welsh Government commissioned the Diamond Review in 2013 to look at higher education funding and student finance for Welsh students (a student ordinarily resident in Wales). The recommendations will mean Welsh students being charged full £9,000 tuition fees for the first time, receiving less funding overall, and paying more for their education. The ...

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University lecturers two-day strike for fair pay

UCU members were out in force on picket lines at universities across Wales in the first day of UK-wide two-day strike action against a paltry 1.1% pay offer from university employers. “Comrades, this strike is all about respect” declared the branch president at the UCU on the Cardiff University picket line rally. Vice chancellors are receiving four times the wages ...

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