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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 March 2010
Leeds university rally
Around 100 trade unionists and students came to support the rally called by lecturers' union UCU on 4 March in Leeds. Speakers from UCU, PCS, Leeds University Against Cuts and local MPs addressed the rally on the "insanity" of cutting higher education.
Although the strikes at Leeds university have been called off, the cuts still loom large. Any attempt by management to renege on the promises secured by UCU should be met with reinstatement of the strike action. The continuing campaign sends a clear message to university management and the government: we won't pay for your crisis.
Alex Matthews, Leeds Socialist Students
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In The Socialist 10 March 2010:
Fight the cuts, not union members
Don't let Unison democracy go up in smoke!
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Young voters need real change
Socialist Party feature
Michael Foot - the end of an era
Socialist Party news and analysis
Trades Council demo unites Brighton fightback
Riot cops attack peaceful Sussex students' protest
Police clear path for racist EDL thugs
Anti-war campaigner Joe Glenton gets nine months
Civil servants strike
Civil Servants Strike reports (updated)
Solid two-day civil service strike shows anger of PCS members
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Hands off our NHS!
International socialist news and analysis
Palestine: 'The Wall Must Fall!'
Chile earthquake: Natural disaster, state catastrophe
Socialist Party campaigns
Debate on women's oppression: Socialists propose solutions
Waltham Forest day of action: Socialists and trade unionists make a stand
Canvassing for support for socialists in Lewisham
Build solidarity with Sri Lankan Tamils
Solidarity with Yarl's Wood hunger strikers
National Shop Stewards Network: For undivided rank and file organisation
Justice for the Shrewsbury pickets
Socialist Party workplace news
London Underground signals victory
Leeds university rally
CWU to put Royal Mail deal to ballot of members
Socialist Party review
Tower Block of Commons
The Socialist 10 March 2010 |
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