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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 February 2022
Socialist Students - campaigning to make 2 March walkout happen
Socialist Students at London South Bank University (Click to enlarge)
Josh Boyle, Brighton Socialist Students
Our march in Brighton on 1 March will be a show of force that we do not support the marketisation of our education, we do not support further degradation of staff working conditions, and we do not support exploitation of postgraduate-research students as cheap labour.
The march is organised by teaching staff in the University and College Union (UCU), support workers in Unison, and Socialist Students. UCU and Unison are walking out on 1-2 March - part of national strikes.
The National Union of Students (NUS) has called a student walkout for 2 March. There will be a demonstration in central London and other places around the country that day.
Socialist Students has put forward the concrete steps student unions should take to make the national day of action a success - crucially organising transport to and from the London protest, and postering and leafleting campuses and student accommodation.
Infamously, Brighton Students' Union has taken an anti-strike stance in previous years. But we are organising an open letter to get the student union to represent our views.
We plan to use a diversity of tactics: joining the striking picket line, encouraging students to sign our open letter, teach outs, direct action, building a protest against council cuts with the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC). And we are organising joint action with Sussex students.
TUSC public meeting
What do you want from Brighton council?
Tuesday 22 February, 7pm, Phoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, BN2 9ND
Brighton anti-cuts protest
No to all cuts - for a council budget that meets the needs of people
Thursday 24 February, 4pm, Kings Road, Brighton Centre/Hove Town Hall, BN1 2GR
Brighton student protest
Tuesday 1 March, meet 12pm at Brighton station to march to the Level for 1pm for speeches
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In The Socialist 16 February 2022:
What we think
Britain's economic growth figures mask fragile false recovery
'Labour by name - Tory by policy'
Covid: Fight for full sick pay
Met police boss ousted
Tory stealth taxes burden 'packhorse generation'
Left Labour MPs under pressure over Erdington
'Stand together and fight'
Neither Washington, London nor Moscow
Australian nurses strike against understaffing and low pay
Birmingham Erdington by-election
Campaigning in Birmingham Erdington by-election
From our history: 1972 miners' strike
PCS Elections 2022: Time for new union leadership
Barts NHS strike
NEU strike at girls' school chain over pensions
University workers striking back
"If we don't fight, we won't win!"
Just Eat strike spreads and forces concessions
Join the scaffs mass picket at Scunthorpe steelworks
Worksop Wincanton workers win pay rise after strike
West Sussex care campaigners' victory
Why I'm going to Socialist Students conference
Campaigning to make 2 March student walkout happen
Stop eviction of Camden homeless collective
East Sussex: Poverty and cuts bring people to Socialist Party
Save St Mary's Leisure Centre
Fund us to fight for socialism
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TV: 'A Killing in Tiger Bay'
How Cardiff Bay's redevelopment led to 'social cleansing'
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